- The Great Book Cover Project #3Space Odyssey Series
2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the best sci-fi novels ever written, and it has an exceptional bond with the movie version directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Usually people only remember the struggle between HAL – the shuttle's artificial intelligence – and Dr. Bowman, but the real story is about the enigmatic monoliths, evolution and the ascension of mankind.
I wanted to somehow grab this multi-millennia progression by placing the iconic moment between the hominid pre-human and the monolith on the book's dust jacket, and as a counterpart, the moment (millions of years later) when Dr. Bowman is standing in front of the Jupiter monolith is placed on the white hardcover of the book.