Saturday, May 9, 2015

YOUNG BOND 7 not called "Hellstriker"

Recently a mysterious listing appeared on Amazon.co.uk for "Young Bond: Hellstriker." At first it appeared this might be the title of Young Bond 7. Recall that Amazon leaked the title of Hurricane Gold. But I've been told by the powers-that-be that Hellstriker is not the title of Steve Cole's next Young Bond novel. I expect the listing will be revised or removed, so I snatched an image for posterity.


Now, this could be a legit working title. There is precedent for this. Raymond Benson's High Time To Kill first appeared on Amazon under the author's original title, A Better Way To Die, so...

The release date of November 1, 2015 might also be erroneous. While I'd love a new Young Bond book in November, it's looking more likely that Steve's next will appear in 2016.

If you're a fan of working and rejected titles (as am I), check out: A Bond by any other name.

3 comments:

  1. If it is a working title, I wonder if the "paperback" part of this listing is correct? Will the Young Bonds, which have been hardcovers in the UK since Hurricane Gold, go back to being paperback originals?

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    1. The listing here is for an early export edition. At least that's what it says. Those are always paperbacks. I expect the proper UK edition will be hardcover like Shoot To Kill.

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  2. On October 22nd the first Cole Young Bond book will be published as "Der Tod stirbt nie" by FISCHER KJB in Germany. It will be released as hardcover (ISBN: 9783737340144) and as ebook (ISBN: 9783737340144).

    And the Arena Verlag will release the Higson Young Bond books as soft cover in July.

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