Wednesday, March 5, 2014

YOUNG BOND GOES HOLLYWOOD


Ian Fleming Publications has released the first official blurb for Steve Cole's debut Young Bond novel, and it looks like James Bond is (finally) headed to my home town!


BEFORE THE MAN BECAME THE LEGEND.

BEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MAN.

James Bond hits Hollywood . . .

Lights. Camera. Murder.

Young Bond is back – in his most action-packed, explosive adventure yet; something terrible is happening in Tinseltown . . .


Incredibly, this will be the first full James Bond adventure (book or film) to be set in Hollywood or even Southern California. Bond only briefly passed through Los Angeles in Ian Fleming's Diamonds Are Forever. The closest thing we've had to a James Bond Hollywood adventure was Raymond Benson's 1999 short story, Midsummer Night's Doom, which took place at the Playboy Mansion.

I'm pretty excited about this. Remember, this will be Hollywood of the 1930s, and that's a pretty colorful (and dangerous) time in LA.

Steve Cole's first Young Bond novel will be released in the UK by Random House Children's Publishers in Fall 2014. No word yet on a U.S. publisher or release date.

3 comments:

  1. Hollywood? The 1930's? Wonder if YJB'll meet "Philip Marlowe" or Raymond Chandler????

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    1. Or Mae West who could invite him to, "Come up and see me some time."

      So many possibilities! :p

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  2. Glad to hear some concrete news on this! Thanks for sharing it, John. I wonder if we'll get any of Sandhurst in this book (like the good chunk of Silverfin set at Eaton before heading to Scotland), or if it will begin with James traveling with Aunt Charmian and take place entirely in Hollywood? And as a fellow Hollywood dweller, I certainly hope this setting means that we get a book launch here in LA! That would certainly be cool...

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