Saturday, January 28, 2017

Selling International JAMES BOND novels on eBay

So I've decided it's time to thin out my Bond collection, starting with some of my international editions. I've always enjoyed collecting international Bond books because of the variant and sometimes unusual cover art. Some of these I have blogged about.

I've listed several sets on eBay, including a set of Turkish editions using original Roger Moore artwork and some German John Gardner paperbacks with excellent cover art. Below are links to my auctions. I'll be listing more, including English language titles, in the months to come. (Sorry, I'm only shipping within the U.S., no international.)

Thanks for having a look and for your interest.

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You can view all my auctions HERE.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Possible release date for Horowitz Bond 2

Our friend Stephan Bäckman has scored a nice scoop at his blog James Bond - The Secret Agent. In a twitter conversation with Anthony Horowitz, the author revealed a likely release date for his next James Bond novel.



The news that Horowitz would pen a second Bond novel came in October 2016.

Monday, January 16, 2017

JOHN GARDNER German Bond paperbacks

Here is a collection of John Gardner James Bond paperbacks published in Germany. I've always enjoyed the original movie inspired artwork on the Heyne editions. Notice the publisher produced two versions of GoldenEye using different posters. They would do the same for Raymond Benson's Tomorrow Never Dies.


The books show above (in order) are:

Licence Renewed - published 1987
For Special Services - published 1984
Icebreaker - published 1988
Role of Honor - published 1987
Nobody Lives Forever - published 1987
No Deals Mr. Bond - published 1988
Scorpius - published 1990
Win Lose or Die - published 1991
Licence To Kill - published 1989
Brokenclaw - published 1992
GoldenEye - published 1996
GoldenEye - published 1996

I am thinning out my collection and selling many of my foreign language books, so I will be making several of these editions available on eBay soon.

UPDATE: I've now listed several of these for sale on eBay.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

FELIX LEITER in action today

The first issue of Dynamite's spin-off Felix Leiter comic is released today. The story is by James Robinson with artwork by Aaron Campbell. Cover art is by Mike Perkins.

From superstar creative team James Robinson (Starman, Red Sonja) and Aaron Campbell (The Shadow, Uncanny) comes the Bond spin-off highlighting 007's American counterpart! 
Felix Leiter finds himself in Japan, tracking down a beautiful, Russian spy from his past. But when the mission takes a turn for the worse, he will discover that there are more deadly schemes afoot in Tokyo and beyond!

You can purchase Felix Leiter #1 at the Dynamite website and Amazon.com. Issue #2 is set for release on February 8.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Book Bond 2016 in review

Some have complained that 2016 was a dead year for 007. But while there was no action on the cinematic side of the Bond world (which is not untypical in a year following a film), 2016 was a banner year for those of us who get enjoyment from the literary James Bond.


This year was unique in that we got two Young Bond novels by Steve Cole, Heads You Die and Strike Lightning. Both were released in limited edition hardcovers and paperbacks. The last book is Steve's best yet (IMHO), and right up there among the best of all the continuation novels.

We also had an embarrassment of riches in the graphic novel arena with Dynamite's Vargr, Eidolon and HammerheadHammerhead  is receiving praise from Bond fans reading the individual issues. (I admit I'm waiting for the collected volume.) And we almost got Dynamite's first adaptation of a Fleming original, Casino Royale, but that has now been pushed to July.

The year also saw a new collection of the classic Fleming strip from Titan. The Folio Society released From Russia With Love. We got Trigger Mortis paperbacks in the U.S. and UK. And Ian Fleming himself showed up on Timeless. Unfortunately, the year also saw the loss of Ian Fleming's literary agent and the man who ran Glidrose for so many years, Peter Janson-Smith.

In the news department, we learned that Anthony Horowitz will pen a second James Bond continuation novel. We got the name and cover art for Steve Cole's next Young Bond, Red Nemisis, as well as the next graphic novel Black Box. And we learned of the spin-off series, Felix Leiter, due to kick off this month.

Finally, I did a little design revamp on the The Book Bond itself, adding dropdown menus where you can more easily access past posts.

Here's hoping 2017 will be just as "dead." 😉

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