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Superterrain heat sensitive Fahrenheit 451

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1c_schelle
Oct 11, 2018, 2:20am Top

After discovering their proof of concept a while ago I was impatiently waiting for the release of their heat sensitive version of Fahrenheit 451. I think this book looks awesome and is definetly something different than any other book I've seen before. The text will only be visible if the book is heated:

The book is limited to 300 copies for 330€ until the end of December, after that the price will be 390€. If they reach 150 preoders until December they will print the whole run, if not the project will not proceed. The description states that it comes in a "book-case", which I'm not sure if they mean a slipcase or a solander box.

2wcarter
Oct 11, 2018, 2:46am Top

Sounds as though it would be difficul and dangerous to read in bed. I think the aluminium jacketed LEC edition was a better idea.

3c_schelle
Oct 11, 2018, 3:18am Top

>2 wcarter: Tastes differ (I also like the LEC edition though and it's on my watch list). It's literally a play with fire. Perhaps we first need to invest in fireproof bed research. Other than that, I don't think I have enough matches at home to read the book. I'm not planning on reading it completely, that would be a bit wasteful, but I love the concept and hope that they will get the required 150 preorders.

4astropi
Edited: Oct 11, 2018, 8:19pm Top

It's a cute concept, but seems to me this is just novelty. So, what's next? An edition of "Like Water for Chocolate" that you can only read after immersing in a liquid? Preferably chocolate? Yeah... I like books you can hold in your hand, and read, without worrying that if you fall asleep the place will burn down.

As for the LEC edition, hands down the most beautiful edition of Fahrenheit 451 that will ever exist (signed by Bradbury and Bradbury's favorite artist, Joe Mugnaini! and letterpress :)
That said, I am honestly not a fan of the aluminum - bends too easily, but still a magnificent edition.

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