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Androids for Quirk Books
01.01.70 | Katie Allen
Quirk Books, the publishers of mash-up titles Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters are to tackle Tolstoy for their next book.
The Independent reports that Android Karenina will set the tragic love story of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina in a "steampunk-inspired world of robotic butlers, clumsy automatons, and rudimentary mechanical devices". According to Quirk, when these machines begin to revolt the 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."
Android Karenina will be published on 8th June, to tie into the 100th anniversary of Tolstoy’s death. It will be co-authored by Ben H Winters, who wrote Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.
A prequel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith, is due out on 30th March and a film version of P&P&Z, starring Natalie Portman, is in the works.