Wednesday, April 29, 2015

LINK: Interview with Richard Schenkman

The blog Artistic Licence Renewed (literary007.com) has a must-read interview with Richard Schenkman who published the great James Bond fanzine BONDAGE from 1974 to 1989. He even shares his thoughts on the continuation novels:

"I never did quite understand why the movie producers steadfastly refused to consider adapting any of the new novels into films, but that was their call to make. I thought there were some great stories in those continuation novels, but the powers that be made the decision to keep the worlds entirely separate."

Click the headline have a read. You can also check out my full bibliography of the fanzine: 15 YEARS OF 'BONDAGE'.

Monday, April 27, 2015

SHOOT TO KILL eBook released today in U.S. and Canada

Steve Cole's first Young Bond novel, Shoot To Kill is released today as an eBook in the U.S. and Canada. As there are currently no plans for a North American print edition, this is the best way for U.S. fans to read the continuing adventures of Young Bond.

The Shoot To Kill eBook is published by IFP with cover art designed by David Eldridge at Two Associates.

In Shoot To Kill, Steve Cole picks up where Charlie Higson left off and sends James Bond to Hollywood on his first trip to the United States. The book was released in hardcover in the UK by Random House Children's on November 6, 2014.

Purchase the Shoot To Kill eBook on Amazon.com (U.S.) and Amazon.ca (Canada).

Friday, April 17, 2015

RAYMOND BENSON offers up "12+1: Twelve Short Thrillers and a Play"

A new anthology of short stories by former Bond author Raymond Benson, 12+1: Twelve Short Thrillers and a Play, has been released as an eBook by Crossroad Press. Here is a description:

From internationally-acclaimed author Raymond Benson, “12 + 1” is a collection of previously published mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, and fantasy, all told with wry humor and in the spirit of The Twilight Zone--plus some unpublished works such as “The Heart of Erzulie,” “Fortunata-697,” and the stage play “Second Chance.” Spies and detectives, rock ‘n’ roll crime, time travel, androids, alternate history, an encounter with St. Peter, and even The Black Stiletto, all in one compact anthology.

This description should make fans of the literary Bond sit up and take notice. In 2004, Raymond revealed that he had written an unpublished James Bond short story called, "The Heart of Erzulie."

But before we get too excited, know that the story in this collection is not Raymond's Bond story. The main character in this story is named Brock Fuller. However, it's not impossible to imagine that at least some elements of the Bond story (the Erzulie voodoo legend at the very least) find their way into this one, so this is something fans of Raymond's Bond might want to check out.

Purchase 12+1: Twelve Short Thrillers and a Play at Amazon.com.

Monday, April 13, 2015

SHOOT TO KILL eBook to be released in the U.S. and Canada

Great news today! Steve Cole's first Young Bond novel, Shoot To Kill, will be released as an eBook in the U.S. and Canada on April 27. As there are currently no plans for a North American print edition, this is welcome news for U.S. fans who want to read the continuing adventures of Young Bond.

The Shoot To Kill eBook is published by IFP. Here's a first look at the newly designed cover art by David Eldridge at Two Associates.


In Shoot To Kill, Steve Cole picks up where Charlie Higson left off and sends James Bond to Hollywood on his first trip to the United States. The book was released in hardcover in the UK by Random House Children's on November 6, 2014.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Two more JOHN GARDNER covers by Michael Gillette

Simon Gardner has shared on Facebook two more Michael Gillette covers for new German editions of John Gardner's No Deals, Mr. Bond and Scorpius. No release dates yet.

No Deals, Mr. Bond.

Scorpius

Gillette did the cover art for the 2008 Centenary editions of the Fleming Bond novels, and well as a German reprint of Colonel Sun.

Thanks to Simon Gardner.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

YOUNG BOND audiobook refresh (update)

Whole Story Audiobooks have released the first four Charlie Higson Young Bond novels in the UK with cover art using the new Young Bond logo. These are the unabridged readings by Nathaniel Parker. I could not find a listing Charlie Higson's last novel, By Royal Command.

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Whole Story also released the audiobook for Steve Cole's first Young Bond adventure, Shoot To Kill.

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UPDATE: We can now add By Royal Command to Whole Story's audiobook refresh.

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