Android Karenina

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Quirk Books, 2010 - Fiction - 541 pages
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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 robitic 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.

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User Review  - deslivres5 - LibraryThing

Sorry, I tried hard to start/finish this book, but it has been a trial for me. I might give it another go AFTER reading the original. Or at least watching an adaptation of Anna Karenina. I've read and ... Read full review

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User Review  - spotzzzgirl - LibraryThing

Didn't finish it. I got about halfway through, and it was a slog even getting that far. The androids and steam-punkness were interesting elements, but the writing style was hard for me to process, and ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Ben H. Winters is coauthor of 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.

Leo Tolstoy wrote two of the greatest novels in world literature: War and Peace and Anna Karenina.

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