5 classic science fiction novels getting 3-D covers

While waiting to hear whether The Hobbit will end up in 3-D, there are five more classics we'll DEFINITELY be seeing in 3-D, and they include Planet of the Apes and The Call of Cthulhu. (OK, so they'll be book covers, not films. But that doesn't make the idea any less awesome.)

Vintage Classics will be reissuing five books with 3-D covers in April 2011, basing the art on 1950s sci-fi movies and packaging 3-D glasses with each novel.

The five books will be:

Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales by H.P. Lovecraft

According to Suzanne Dean, creative director of the Random House Group, "The 3-D cover is an idea I had thought of a long while ago and had been holding until the right book came along. The Sci-Fi project, with all its B-movie connotations, was the perfect match. ... It was a real team effort to produce the covers and was one of the most excitable cover meetings ever when we presented the series, and everyone took turns to try on the 3-D specs."

What do you think? Good idea, or one that will cause headaches? And did they start with the right titles?

(booktrade via Wired)

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