By Leo Tolstoy, Ben H. Winters
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters co-author Ben H. Winters is again with an all-new collaborator, mythical Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, and the result's Android Karenina, an greater version of the vintage love tale set in a dystopian international of robots, cyborgs, and interstellar house travel.
As within the unique novel, our tale follows relationships: the tragic adulterous romance of Anna Karenina and count number Alexei Vronsky, and the even more hopeful marriage of Konstantin Levin and Kitty Shcherbatskaya.These 4, craving for real love, dwell in a steampunk-inspired nineteenth century of mechanical butlers, extraterrestrial-worshiping cults, and airborne debutante balls. Their passions by myself will be sufficient to devour them-but while a mystery cabal of radical medical revolutionaries launches an assault on Russian excessive society's high-tech way of life, our heroes needs to struggle again with all their braveness, all their instruments, and the entire strength of a graceful new cyborg version like not anything the realm has ever seen.
choked with a similar mixture of romance, drama, and delusion that made the first Quirk Classics New York Times most sensible dealers, Android Karenina brings this celebrated sequence into the intriguing international of technological know-how fiction.
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The Class II screeched again, deafeningly, its razor-tipped end-effector drawn back for a second slash. Stepan Arkadyich raised his hands feebly before his face, trying to protect his eyes, and to wave away the noxious cloud of sweet perfume the II/Sartorial/943 was spraying from the Third Bay at the base of its midsection. The Class II swept its blood-smeared end-effector directly at Stepan Arkadyich舗s plump neck, nicking his Adam舗s apple and missing the carotid artery by a matter of inches. Stepan Arkadyich hollered wildly over the din of the Class II舗s feverish beeping.
UnConSciya,舡 said Levin gravely to his Class III when they reconvened at the entrance to the park, where Kitty Shcherbatskaya sat beneath a snow-dusted aspen tree, shaken but unhurt. 舡 Socrates agreed bitterly. None but the rogue scientists in the so-called Union of Concerned Scientists had the technological ability or the anarchic spirit to launch such a terrible attack. Frustrated by the slow pace of scientific progress, even in the face of all that had been accomplished since the discovery of groznium, the futurists who had quit the government service and established UnConSciya were hellbent on bringing down the Ministry at all costs.
Levin sighed as he rose from the cafȳ table, and bid Socrates to rise with him. He could not leave without completing his quest. After spending two months alone in the country, he was convinced that his feeling for Kitty was not one of those passions of which he had had experience in his early youth; that this feeling gave him not an instant舗s rest; that he could not live without deciding the question, would she or would she not be married to him, and that his despair had arisen only from his own imaginings, that he had no sort of proof that he would be rejected.
Android Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Ben H. Winters