Friday, July 31, 2009

Bond is back in 'The Girl Machine'

CommanderBond.net reports that Titan's newest collection of classic James Bond comic strips, The Girl Machine (I love this title) has been released in the UK.

First serialized in 1973, "The Girl Machine" finds 007 and Bond Girl Zebeide Rashid traveling to Hajar to free an imprisoned Emir. In the second story, "Beware of Butterflies" Bond is once again teamed with agent Suzi Kew to influtrae an Eastern European spy ring. The final story in the collection, "The Nevsky Nude", finds 007 uncovering a SMERSH operation in Sussex.

Release date for the U.S. is September 8, 2009 (pre-order at Amazon.com).

Story info from The Bond Files by Andy Lane and Paul Simpson.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Trailer for 'The Enemy'

A trailer for Young Bond author Charlie Higson's new non-Bond horror novel The Enemy has been posted on the official Enemy website. Looks fun. And scary!


UPDATE: I've replaced the teaser with the full UNCUT version.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Faulks still hopes for a DEVIL MAY CARE movie

Sebastian Faulks tells the Evening Standard that he still holds out hope for a film adaptation of his bestselling James Bond novel, Devil May Care.

"One lives in hope,” says the author. “Daniel Craig is a good Bond but I thought there was a little too much running and jumping in the last one and the romance went out of it. It’s time to bring that back.”

From his lips...

For whatever reason, Eon has resisted doing adaptations of the continuation novels, opting instead to borrow elements from the books (Colonel Sun = Colonel Moon) for their own original stories which, frankly, have not been very good in recent years (Casino Royale is the exception -- of course, that was a book).

It's a shame Eon has elected to ignore this treasure trove of Bondian plots, villains, and titles. Novels such as John Gardner's For Special Services, Raymond Benson's The Man With The Red Tattoo and, okay, Faulks' Devil May Care could be the foundations for truly excellent 007 films.

Source: The James Bond International Fan Club

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ian Fleming Publications store is back online

The official Ian Fleming Publications website has sorted out their technical problems and you can now order their limited editions Thrilling Cities and The Diamond Smugglers from the online store.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

John Gardner audio interviews

Take a listen to these two terrific interviews with James Bond author John Gardner from 1984 and 1985. Intriguingly, Gardner says the title of his sixth Bond book will be Tomorrow Always Comes. A good Bondian title. How that became the abysmal No Deals, Mr. Bond is beyond me. Enjoy.

Monday, July 6, 2009

K+M deliver premium Bond campaign

Check out this awesome subway poster for the UK paperback edition of Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks.


The ad campaign in the UK was handled by Kennedy Monk, a graphic design studio creating original design of all types specializing in advertising design for the entertainment industry. According to the K+M website:
"Kennedy Monk were delighted to be commissioned by Penguin Books to design outdoor advertising for the paperback release of the latest Bond novel, Sebastian Faulks writing as Ian Fleming's Devil May Care.

Penguin were looking for a campaign that would deliver the requisite glamour and thrills that are hallmarks of the Bond movie franchise. Devil May Care was Penguin's fastest selling hardback ever, and great things are expected of the paperback, which won the prize for popular fiction at the Galaxy British Book Awards in April 2009."

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