Android Karenina

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Android Karenina
Android Karenina Cover.jpg
AuthorBen H. Winters (with Leo Tolstoy attributed)
IllustratorEugene Smith[1]
CountryUnited States
GenreParody, Steam punk
PublisherQuirk Books, Philadelphia
Publication date
June 8, 2010
Media typePrint, (paperback)
ISBN978-1-59474-460-0 [1]
Preceded bySense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters 
Followed byPride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls 

Android Karenina is a 2010 parody novel written by Ben H. Winters based on the 1877 novel 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. OCLC 528411113.
  2. ^ a b "Android Karenina". Quirk Books. Archived from the original on 28 June 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.