The 3-D craze comes to classic science fiction book covers

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It's not enough that Peter Jackson's The Hobbit will be filmed in 3-D — now your favorite science fiction books will have 3-D covers too. Are you excited yet? Vintage Classics is reissuing five books with 3-D covers: Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne, The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle and The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales by H.P. Lovecraft. And yes, the books will come with 3-D glasses. Says Random House Group Creative Director Suzanne Dean:

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. Creating a 3-D image relies on the position of the red to the blue tones. Yellow and black stay on the same plain when looking through the glasses. This information was crucial to creating covers that looked attractive in 2-D, but then had the added value of becoming interactive when you put the glasses on.

Would you really be more likely to buy a book if it had a 3-D cover? Do you want to make zaheylu with your bookshelf?