The Island of Dr. Moreau is a novel that has science fiction written all over it. From reading the summary on the back of the book, we see plain as day that the author, H.G. Wells is considered to be a “father of science fiction”. It also goes on to tell us that this novel is one of his first forays into the science fiction genre.
While reading this novel, it reminded me of “Frankenstein” in many ways. We see a mad-surgeon changing creatures into men and instead seeing monstrous results; likewise in Frankenstein, a man is made into a monster. These scenarios have “sceince fiction” written all over it. The actuality of this happening in real life is slim to none. Monsters are not real and we know an animal can not be made into a man and vice versa. However, we could’ve expected this novel to be composed with a science fiction genre due to the fact that once again, H.G. Wells is considered a father of science fiction. He could’ve chosen many other genres to write about, but instead he stuck with his “specialty”, science fiction.
The scenery of the story also gives us a “science fiction” feeling. The novel takes place on a remoe, desolated island with a “mad surgeon”…kind of creepy to me. The fact that this novel mirrors Frankenstein in so many ways, I automatically give it a science fiction genre as Frankenstein has. The two are very similar and closely related with a science fiction genre.