Well it looks like that goofy writer Ben Winters is up to his old tricks again, taking a piece of classic literatue and turning it into an abomination! But we at Fan Rants like abominations, so bring it on!
Ben co-wrote the best selling novel, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters; mashing Jane Austen prose and vapid sea monsters into a great book. Now he is bringing us Android Karenina, from the publishers website:
“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.”
I am sure Tolstoy is probably rolling in his grave right now. And with the way Russians praise him like a God, perhaps Mr Winters should not be making any travel plans to the old iron curtain anytime soon.