Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Leo Tolstoy's death, Quirk Books will extend its remix series of classic literature with "Android Karenina." The move carries the "zombie-fication of literature" trend into Russian classics.
Quirk plans on 200,000 copies for the book's first print run, and the title will debut in June. They expect to unveil the real cover in February. The book will be co-authored by Ben H. Winters, who most recently wrote "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" for Quirk. GalleyCat interviewed Winters last year about the project.
Here's more from the release: "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."