Leo Tolstoy‘s classic Anna Karenina is the next selection in the Quirk Classics’ line-up with Android Karenina, the cover of which was revealed today by publisher.
Check out the cover here at right!
If you’re not familiar with the Quirk Classics branding, you might remember their first mashup Pride and Prejudice and Zombie where zombies were inserted into Jane Austen’s literary classic. Ah, see, now you know what I’m talking about.
Android Karenina is co-written by Ben H. Winters, who took on Austen last year with Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.
According to Quirk, Android Karenina is “an enhanced edition of the classic love story set in a dystopian world of robots, cyborgs, and interstellar space travel.” See the full official synopsis here below.
The 512-page book will be released on June 8, 2010, and is available for pre-order right now.
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.