Coming in June: 'Android Karenina'
Russian literature goes steampunk!
Quirk Classics, which has already given us the fantastic "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," and "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters," (with P&P&Z's prequel, "Dawn of the Dreadfuls" due in March) has decided to go after Leo Tolstoy.
I think what I enjoy most about this series is the genre twisting. Turning Austen's romance novels into high adventure kung-fu tales is great as it is; making Tolstoy's celebrated "Anna Karenina" a sci-fi love story just warms my heart.
And my greatest hope is that these books will open up a previously inaccessible world of Russian classics to the general public. After all, those who may not initially enjoy a 100-year-old romance novel could give it a second look when robots are involved.