Android Karenina

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Android Karenina
Android Karenina Cover.jpg
Author Ben H. Winters (with Leo Tolstoy attributed)
Illustrator Eugene Smith[1]
Country United States
Language English
Genre Parody, Steam punk
Publisher Quirk Books, Philadelphia
Publication date
June 8, 2010
Media type Print, (paperback)
Pages 538[2]
ISBN 978-1-59474-460-0 [1]
Preceded by Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
Followed by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

Android Karenina is a 2010 parody novel written by Ben H. Winters and based on Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.[2] The novel is a mashup, adding steampunk elements to the Russian 19th-century environment of Anna Karenina, a book first published in 1877.

The book has the same main couples as Tolstoy's – Anna Karenina and Count Vronsky, and Kitty Shcherbatskaya and Konstantin Levin. Their society is high-tech, with servant-robots performing tasks all the way from pest control to education of children; the robots love their humans and are governed by the Iron Laws of Robot Behavior. Both Anna's husband and a terrorist group of scientists are opposed to widespread ownership of robots. The book also has time travel, space travel, aliens, and monsters.

Winters previously wrote Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (2009), another parody novel.


  1. ^ a b WorldCat. "Android Karenina". Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Android Karenina". Quirk Books. Archived from the original on 28 June 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.