Wednesday, June 9, 2010

So Very Wrong and Yet So Very Right...

Do you like steampunk? Robots? 19th century Russian literature? Then do I have something for you...

Our good friends at Quirk Classics have gifted us with another monster mash-up masterpiece--this time brought to us by a collaboration with Ben H. Winters (Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters with Jane Austen) and the immortal Leo Tolstoy: Android Karenina.

If you are familiar with Tolstoy's classic Anna Karenina, you'll be familiar with some of the characters: Anna Karenina; Count Alexia Vronsky; Nikolai Levin; Kitty Shcherbatskaya. But do you remember the robot butlers?

As with their earlier revamped classics including Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Android Karenina blends a much-loved classic with some much-loved genre-fiction--in this case some excellent science-fiction. It will be greatly appreciated by adults looking to introduce what may be some intimidating classic literature as well as by reluctant readers.

At 538 pages, it's not a light read or for the faint of heart, but Android Karenina is certainly worth the commitment.

And a contest!

Does this interest you? Try your luck and sign up for a chance to win one of 25 Prize Packs from Quirk Classics retailing at near $100 and including
  • Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith
  • How to Survive a Horror Movie by Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Dracula's Heir: An Interactive Mystery by Sam Stall
  • Extreme Encounters by Greg Emmanuel
  • How to Tell if Your Boyfriend Is the Antichrist by Patricia Carlin
  • An Android Karenina poster
  • And more!
Go on and visit Quirk Classics to enter, and be sure to tell them I sent you!

PS: I have to apologize--this should have gone up yesterday as part of Quirk's Blogsplosion, but I've got to tell you...Insomniac toddlers? Only helpful if you're shooting for insanity.

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