Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters co-author Ben H. Winters is back with an all-new collaborator, legendary Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, and the result is Android Karenina an enhanced edition of the classic love story set in a dystopian world of robots, cyborgs, and interstellar space travel.
As in the original novel, our story follows two relationships: The tragic adulterous love affair of Anna Karenina and Count Alexei Vronsky, and the more hopeful marriage of Nikolai Levin and Princess Kitty Shcherbatskaya. These characters live in a steampunk-inspired world of robotic butlers, clumsy automatons, and rudimentary mechanical devices. But when these copper-plated machines begin to revolt against their human masters, our characters must fight back using state-of-the-art 19th-century technology and a sleek new model of ultra-human cyborgs like nothing the world has ever seen.
Filled with the same blend of romance, drama, and fantasy that made the first two Quirk Classics New York Times best sellers, Android Karenina brings this celebrated series into the exciting world of science fiction.
Leo Tolstoy wrote two of the greatest novels in world literature: War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Ben H. Winters is coauthor of the New York Times Best Seller Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, which was hailed by The Onion A.V. Club as a sheer delight and by Library Journal as strangely entertaining, like a Weird Al version of an opera aria. Mr. Winters lives in Brooklyn.
"Literary hybrids of Jane Austen novels and zombie stories? That's "so" last year. Quirk Books, which released the best-selling novels "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters", has seen the future of the mashup novel, and it is Leo Tolstoy and robots."--"New York Times""Anna's nightmare, one of the most famous passages in "Anna Karenina", clearly anticipates the 'steampunk-inspired' atmosphere of "Android Karenina"... Tolstoy didn't know about steampunk or cyborgs, but he did know about the nightmarishness of steam power, unruly machines, and the creepy half-human status of the Russian peasant classes.""--Elif Batuman, "author of" The Possessed", via "The New Yorker""Creepy, thrilling, and highly enjoyable!"--"Library Journal" "Whenever a truly pulpy trend reaches its apotheosis like this, I can't help but wonder if we'll get a new classic out of it."--"io9" ""Android Karenina" lives up to its promise to make Tolstoy 'awesomer.'"--"The Onion AV Club" "Winters, a playwright, librettist, and author of "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters", connects all of Tolstoy's dots in the cleverly bizarre world he has created and he transforms a Russian novel into a reasonably demented work of science fiction."--"Galley Cat" "With "Android", Winters has given Tolstoy's beautiful Russian epic a steampunk edge, filling the book with robots, space travel and yes, even a few aliens."--"Techland"
Series: Quirk Classics
Published: 1st June 2010
Publisher: Quirk Books
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.4 x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.37