I’m loving the retro-looking covers on these upcoming reprinted classics from Random House UK. Now this is some 3D I can get behind…
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Full press release follows…
On the 5th of May 2011, Vintage Classics will publish a selection of acclaimed science fiction, newly jacketed with a beautiful design that comes to life when viewed through the 3D specs included in each copy. From the weird and unsettling alien world of H. P. Lovecraft’s The Call of the Cthulu and Other Weird Tales to The Lost World, Arthur Conan Doyle’s sojourn into a forgotten land of prehistoric creatures, this other-worldly selection will transport you to strange universes, and sometimes remind you of concerns that are closer to home…
- THE CALL OF THE CTHULHU / H. P. Lovecraft (£8.99)
‘The twentieth century horror story’s dark and baroque prince’ – Stephen King Between these pages you will find thinks that lurk, things that scurry in the walls, things that move unseen, things that have learnt to walk but ought to crawl, unfathomable blackness, unconquerable evil, inhuman impulses, abnormal bodies, ancient rites and nameless things best left unknown. You have been warned.
Howard Philips Lovecraft was born in Rhode Island in 1890. He wrote numerous stories, novellas and poems that were never properly published during his lifetime. He died in 1937.
- JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH / by Jules Verne (£7.99)
‘One of the most famous books ever written… Extraordinary’ – Michael Crichton, Daily Telegraph
After decoding a scrap of paper in runic script, the intrepid Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew, Axel, travel across Iceland to find the secret passage to the centre of the earth. With their silent guide, Hans, they encounter a perilous and astonishing subterranean world.
Jules Verne was born in France in 1828. He is known as the father of science fiction because he wrote about space, air and underwater travel before aeroplanes, spacecrafts and submarines were invented. He died in 1905.
- PLANET OF THE APES / Pierre Boulle (£7.99)
‘A scintillating mix of sci-fi and allegory’ – Los Angeles Times
A cult hit since its publication in the 1960s, Boulle’s chilling dystopian adventure story documents an adventuring journalist’s discovery of a world in which humans behave like animals, and are hunted by a civilized race of primates. Upon being captured and sent to a research facility, our hero Ulysse must convince the apes of their mutual origins, and brave the reactions of prejudice and violence that inevitably follow.
Pierre Boule was born in Avignon in 1912. During the Second World War, he fought in Yunnan, Calcutta and Indo-Chine, where he was eventually captured by the Japanese. He died in Paris in 1994.
- THE LOST WORLD / Arthur Conan Doyle (£7.99)
‘A rollicking adventure story’ – Glasgow Herald This ripping yarn from Conan Doyle leaves Baker Street far behind. Professor Challenger, ridiculed for his claim that dinosaurs still walk the earth, vows to find proof. Having arrived in South America, he and his companions discover the impossible truth on a remote plateau in the middle of the jungle. But they must battle monsters and men before they can bring their testimony home. This masterpiece has inspired countless books and films since its publication in 1912.
Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. He wrote more than thirty books, 150 short stories and other works across his lifetime. He died in 1930.
- TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA / Jules Verne (£7.99)
‘Unbearable thrilling and romantic… Full of Verne’s gentle humour’ – Daily Mail
An adventure classic of deep-sea volcanoes, giant squid and the renegade scientist Captain Nemo. On a mission to destroy a menacing sea monster, Professor Aronnax discovers that the beast is, in fact, a submarine built by an unorthodox scientist. So begins an underwater adventure from the South Pole to the submerged lost city of Atlantis. A brilliantly prophetic novel from the grand-père of science fiction.