Wild 1969 Japanese magazine art imagines the hellhole at Earth's core

Here's something that should appeal to fans of Gōjin Ishihara's profoundly weird children's art. In 1969. a Japanese magazine published these exceedingly intense depictions of life at the center of our planet. Taking cues from Journey to the Center of the Earth and The Lost World, these drawings and diagrams are the… » 1/30/12 2:25pm 1/30/12 2:25pm

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

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… » 10/05/10 3:30pm 10/05/10 3:30pm

The Lost World Gets a Makeover and a City Full of Readers

Claymation characters Wallace and Gromit have a new gig: encouraging Scots to read. The plasticine pair grace the covers of thousands of copies of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World » 11/09/08 12:30pm 11/09/08 12:30pm, which are available for free in libraries and schools throughout Edinburgh. It’s part of the city’s annual campaign to foster…

The Original Cloverfield Had Less Yuppie Drama

The 1925 movie The Lost World » 10/14/08 9:11pm 10/14/08 9:11pm is the precursor to everything awesome in the world. Based on the Arthur Conan Doyle novel, the movie follows a group of explorers beyond the edge of civilization, where they encounter cute sloths, camp-follower bears... and a weird apeman. Then they find dinosaurs, leading to cute…