InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Quirk Books Tackles Tolstoy with “Android Karenina”

tolstoy23.jpegCelebrating 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.”

Brush up with the original in this free eBook.

Mediabistro Course

Writing Outside the Mainstream

Writing Outside the MainstreamStarting September 18, build your freelance career in African-American, Latino, or LGBT publications! Using a combination of writing exercises and targeted research, you'll learn how to generate salable story ideas, write pitches, build relationships with editors, and position yourself as an authority in your market. Register now!