Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New U.S. Young Bond covers

The Young Bond Dossier has posted cover art for the upcoming U.S. paperback edition of Hurricane Gold and the hardcover By Royal Command by Charlie Higson. Hurricane Gold artwork is by Kev Walker and By Royal Command by newcomer Owen Richardson. Nice covers!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier UK paperback

Cover art for the UK paperback edition of Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier has been revealed.

Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier is the complete and definitive guide to the world and adventures of Young Bond. Packed with information, illustrations, and a brand-new adventure by Charlie Higson, A Hard Man To Kill, this book is both a must-have for Young Bond fans and a perfect introduction to the megaselling series.

Release date is June 3, 2010. Pre-order on Amazon.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

New 'Quantum of Solace' cover art by Michael Gillette

Artist Michael Gillette, who designed the covers for the 2008 Centenary editions of all 14 Ian Fleming James Bond novels, has now created a new cover for the short story collection, Quantum of Solace. This cover was made for the portuguese publisher Contraponto.

With thanks to HMBFF of Portugal Bond.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Next Young Bond would be set in Scotland, include golf

Charlie Higson says if he were to write another Young Bond novel it would be set in Scotland and include golf, as golfing “is such a big part of the adult Bond.”

Charlie made the comment on Twitter (@monstroso), adding, “Sadly I've never got into golf myself. Ian Fleming would not have approved of me.”

The Scotland comment confirms that a second series of Young Bond novels would chronicle Bond’s days at Fettes College in Edinburgh. Fleming actually provides some intriguing information about Bond’s Fettes years, saying young James “twice fought for the school as a light-weight” and “founded the first serious judo class at a British public school.”

Golf, of course, would be a terrific addition to a Young Bond novel.

Despite the tease, another Young Bond novel is, at the moment, still just a dream. But it’s encouraging that Charlie appears to dreaming about it as well.


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