By Leo Tolstoy, Ben H. Winters
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters co-author Ben H. Winters is again with an all-new collaborator, mythical Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, and the result's Android Karenina, an more suitable variation of the vintage love tale set in a dystopian international of robots, cyborgs, and interstellar house travel.
As within the unique novel, our tale follows relationships: the tragic adulterous romance of Anna Karenina and count number Alexei Vronsky, and the even more hopeful marriage of Konstantin Levin and Kitty Shcherbatskaya.These 4, longing for real love, stay in a steampunk-inspired nineteenth century of mechanical butlers, extraterrestrial-worshiping cults, and airborne debutante balls. Their passions on my own will be sufficient to eat them-but whilst a mystery cabal of radical medical revolutionaries launches an assault on Russian excessive society's high-tech way of life, our heroes needs to struggle again with all their braveness, all their devices, and the entire strength of a graceful new cyborg version like not anything the realm has ever seen.
jam-packed with a similar mixture of romance, drama, and myth that made the first Quirk Classics New York Times top dealers, Android Karenina brings this celebrated sequence into the fascinating global of technology fiction.
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