I want to thank many individuals and institutions for supporting the work that’s gone into this book. Thanks to Daniel Fischlin, at the University of Guelph, for introducing me to the capacious field of adaptation studies. Thanks to Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp, of the University of Bonn, and the Association for the Study of the New English Literatures (ASNEL) for inviting the keynote talk I gave at ASNEL’s 2007 conference, where I first formulated this book’s argument. Thanks to Alan Filewod at Guelph, and to Joel Faflak, at Western University, for supervising the doctoral and postdoctoral work that went into fleshing out that argument—and thanks to SSHRC for their doctoral and postdoc support. Thanks to my Athabasca University colleagues, to the Research Office, and to the Athabasca University Faculty Association. Thanks to Libraries and Archives Canada for letting me probe their McLuhan holdings. Thanks to Catalyst Theatre for sharing script materials from their superb stage version of Frankenstein. Thanks to the many friends, colleagues, mentors, and students I’ve bounced these ideas off; and thanks to the organizers who have accepted and the audiences who have attended preliminary communications of the study’s findings at conferences held by ACCUTE, Athabasca University, CACLALS, CSDH-SCHN, the Cultural Studies Association (US), MLA, NASSR, Philipps-Universität Marburg, the TransCanada Institute, the University of Otago, and Western University. Thanks to the editors of the ASNEL proceedings series, of the journals SFFTV and Continuum, and of the book Popular Postcolonialisms, in which earlier versions of chapters, passages, or spinoffs of this research were previously published. Thanks to Siobhan McMenemy for early feedback on the project, and massive thanks to the manuscript’s peer reviewers, to editor par excellence Pamela Holway and everyone at Athabasca University Press, and to indexer extraordinaire Louise Fairley. And last, but very far from least, my deepest thanks to my parents, to my daughters, and to Heather: for everything.