Mary Shelley (''née'' Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; August 30, 1797 February 1, 1851) was an early novelist who is most famous for her novel ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''. ''Frankenstein'' is considered the first real ScienceFiction novel; it was the earliest popular novel whose SpeculativeFiction elements were presented as the results of (implausible) human technology.

She was the daughter of the novelist William Godwin and feminist author Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. The latter was one of the earliest feminists, famous for her work ''The Vindication of the Rights of Woman,'' which is one of the earliest significant modern works in favor of women's rights. She pretty much died giving birth to her daughter (eleven days afterwards, to be precise).

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley married the famous {{Romantic|ism}} poet Creator/PercyByssheShelley after an affair which resulted in the suicide of Percy's first wife.

Mary Shelley was a very prolific author, writing biographies, poetry, articles, travel journals, and short stories in addition to the novels she is most well-known for. Her novels include:

* ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''
* ''Valperga''
* ''The Last Man'' ([[TheFilmOfTheBook adapted as the 2008 film of the same name]])
* ''The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck''
* ''Lodore''
* ''Falkner''
* ''Mathilda''

Interestingly enough in AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho she was a companion of the Eighth Doctor, first appearing in ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho123TheCompanyOfFriends The Company of Friends]]''.