Revealing the Aristocratic Lifestyles of "Monster Dogs"

August 6, 2017

“Lives of the Monster Dogs” tells the tale of a race of biomechanically-enhanced, hyper-intelligent dogs uplifted by a Prussian mad scientist. With human intelligence and super-soldier strength, the dogs rebel against their masters and move to the United States to do what any newly-sentient being would do—attempt to live a peaceful life in the manner of Victorian aristocrats in high society New York City. Kirsten Bakis wrote the story 20 years ago, and it’s been a cult favorite ever since. So why create a post-modern Frankenstein story with dogs at the heart of the tale? That’s what Doug Gordon wanted to know.



I read and loved Kirsten Bakis' book when it first came out. Another great book on the same theme is Olaf Stapledon's Sirius.