Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Folio Society releases GOLDFINGER

The Folio Society has revealed their next illustrated slip-cased Ian Fleming classic, Goldfinger.

Filled with characters, incidents and images iconic to the Bond series, Goldfinger reveals Fleming at the height of his powers. Opening with Bond enjoying what he believes is a simple game of cat and mouse, Fleming gradually heightens the tension until the reader, along with Bond, realises that the agent has fatally underestimated the strange, gold-obsessed millionaire. Terrorized by the implacable, cat-eating Oddjob, the agent scrambles to foil the plans of the horrifying Goldfinger, aided in part by Pussy Galore, the tough and canny leader of a team of female burglars. 
In this book Fleming reveals a more contemplative side to his secret agent – Bond is a man who thrives on danger, yet in his quieter moments is troubled by the bystanders who bear the brunt of violence. While his adventures are often gloriously fantastical and populated with grotesque villains, Fleming maintains a steely reality through the relentless efficiency of his protagonist. For fans familiar only with the films, Goldfinger’s Bond will be a welcome revelation: deadly and unflappable, he is also a character of many layers. 
Fay Dalton continues her excellent work on this Folio series, producing seven exquisite colour illustrations that ooze with the glamour and dynamism of Bond. For the special illustrated slipcase, Dalton has recreated the infamous death of Jill Masterton, enshrined in shimmering gold.
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Miller Text
288 pages
Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations
Pictorial slipcase
9˝ x 6¾˝

The Goldfinger Folio Edition is priced at $62.95 and is available now from the Folio Society website.

Also available are illustrated editions of Casino Royale and From Russia With Love, Dr. No and Moonraker.

Thanks to Toys of Bond for the alert.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

FOREVER AND A DAY signed editions from Waterstones

Waterstones in the UK is offering signed editions of Anthony Horowitz's upcoming Bond novel Forever and a Day. The book is available for pre-order at the Waterstones website.

If IFP follows the pattern of the last few Bonds, we should see more signed and special editions.

Forever and a Day is a prequel to Ian Fleming's Casino Royale. It will be relased by Jonathan Cape in the UK on May 31 and in the U.S. by Harper Collins on November 6, 2018.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

New hardcover edition of COLONEL SUN released

A new hardcover edition of the first James Bond continuation novel Colonel Sun by Kingsley Amis is released today by Pegasus.

The first James Bond novel published after the death of Ian Fleming in 1964, this classic thriller follows James Bond on a mission to a small Aegean island to track down M’s kidnappers―the malign Colonel Sun Liang-tan and his ex-Nazi commander cohort, the deadly Von Richter.

Lunch, a quiet game of golf, a routine social call on M, who is convalescing in his Regency house in Berkshire―the life of secret agent James Bond has begun to fall into a pattern that threatens complacency, until the sunny afternoon when M is kidnapped and all of his house staff savagely murdered.

The action ricochets across the globe, but quickly enough lands Bond on a volcanic Greek island, where the malign Colonel Sun Liang-tan of the People's Liberation Army of China is collaborating with the ex-Nazi commander, Von Richter, in planning a world-dominating conspiracy. The stakes have never been higher, nor the dangers more complex. Bond’s allies―the beautiful, brown-haired Greek agent, Ariadne Alexandrou; along with a tough-as-nails former World War II resistance fighter―are quickly neutralized by the venomous Colonel Sun. Alone and unarmed, faces off against these two nefarious villains.

Stripped of all professional aids, James Bond faces the deadly devices of Colonel Sun and his Nazi cohort in a test that brings him to the verge of his physical abilities.

You can purchase Colonel Sun from Amazon (U.S.) and (UK).

Friday, March 2, 2018


The UK cover art for Anthony Horowitz's new Bond novel Forever and a Day has been revealed with a trailer. Very nice!

At the Ian Fleming Publications website you can see the full wrap-around cover (love that they used a Beretta) and also lean details of a new edition of Casino Royale with introduction by Anthony Horowitz.


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