Ian Fleming Publications is very pleased to announce plans to release new editions of John Gardner's classic James Bond titles.
All fourteen of John Gardner's James Bond books will be republished by Orion in the UK, starting in June this year. Orion will celebrate the 30th anniversary of John Gardner's Licence Renewed by publishing the first five titles in hardback, featuring their original covers, in Summer 2011. The rest of John Gardner's Bond books will be released in the UK as paperbacks in 2012, as a stunning, redesigned collection.
In the US, Pegasus will release the first three John Gardner titles in newly-designed paperback in the Autumn of 2011. The editions will feature new introductions from luminaries in the world of Bond, and will be followed by a complete re-issue of all 14 titles in the US.
We hope you are all looking forward to seeing this wonderful books back in print as much as we are!
Already the first five UK titles from Orion are available for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk. Amazon is also showing new audiobook editions read by Jeremy Northam. As stated in the press release, these new hardcovers will feature the beautiful original UK cover art, as seen below.
The first three U.S. editions by Pegasus are also available for pre-order on Amazon with their new cover art. The cover styles are in keeping with Pegasus' recent reprints of Raymond Benson's omnibus Bond collections, The Union Trilogy and Choice of Weapons. According to Amazon, these will be published on October 12, 2011, and will include introductions by Raymond Benson, Otto Penzler, and Simon Gardner.
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Thanks to Chris Wright of felixleiter.com for the original tip and Sarah at Ian Fleming Publications for the details. This is the news all us John Gardner fans have been waiting for!