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Android Karenina By Leo Tolstoy

Android Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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Summary

"Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" co-author Winters is back with an all-new collaborator, legendary Russian novelist Tolstoy, and the result is an enhanced edition of the classic love story set in a dystopian world of robots, cyborgs, and interstellar space travel.

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Android Karenina Summary

Android Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

It's been called the greatest novel ever written. Now, Tolstoy's timeless saga of love and betrayal is transported to an awesomer version of 19th-century Russia. It is a world humming with high-powered groznium engines: where debutantes dance the 3D waltz in midair, mechanical wolves charge into battle alongside brave young soldiers, and robots--miraculous, beloved robots!--are the faithful companions of everyone who's anyone. Restless to forge her own destiny in this fantastic modern life, the bold noblewoman Anna and her enigmatic Android Karenina abandon a loveless marriage to seize passion with the daring, handsome Count Vronsky. But when their scandalous affair gets mixed up with dangerous futuristic villainy, the ensuing chaos threatens to rip apart their lives, their families, and--just maybe--all of planet Earth.

Android Karenina Reviews

"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

About Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolsoy, the author of War and Peace, has been called the most brilliant master of realistic fiction in all literary history. He lived in Russia. Ben H. Winters collaborated with Jane Austen on the New York Times best seller Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. He lives in Brooklyn.

Additional information

CIN000107356
Android Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Quirk Books
2010-06-01
1594744602
9781594744600
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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