Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Folio Society releases THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

The Folio Society has released their next illustrated slip-cased Ian Fleming classic, The Man with the Golden Gun.

The twelfth volume in The Folio Society’s spectacular and best-selling James Bond series, The Man with the Golden Gun sees the world’s greatest super spy tackle his most dangerous assignment. 
For The Man with the Golden Gun, series artist Fay Dalton returns with her incomparable vision of Bond and his glamorous, deadly and action-packed world. This gorgeous edition features seven full-colour illustrations, a pictorial slipcase and a binding inspired by Bond’s own impeccable suits. The final full-length novel in the James Bond collection is an unmissable volume for fans and collectors alike. 
Written while Fleming was very ill and published eight months after his death, The Man with the Golden Gun sees Bond once again faced with his own mortality. However, being Bond, he faces the possibility head on, taking risks and repeatedly snatching victory from the jaws of certain death. Perhaps fittingly for the last Bond adventure, Fleming sets this in his beloved Jamaica. His lavish descriptions of exotic locations have always been one of the highlights of the series, and Fleming’s portrayal of Jamaica is especially evocative. The beachside bars, the dusty inland towns and the dangerous mangrove swamps are all alive with the hum of insects and the scent of rum. 
Captured by the KGB and brainwashed into making an assassination attempt on his own commander, James Bond is a shadow of his former self. When his mind is set free of insidious Russian influences, Bond is sent after Francisco ‘Pistols’ Scaramanga, a lethal assassin with a penchant for flashy hardware: the former circus performer’s signature weapon is a gold-plated Colt.45. Bond must infiltrate Scaramanga’s closest confidants, or risk being on the end of a lethal golden bullet...

The Man with the Golden Gun Folio Edition can be purchased from the Folio Society website.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

LINK: The Writer, The Spy and The Silver Beast - John Gardner's 007

Very nice post on the official Ian Fleming Publications website about John Gardner's Bond and his choice of automobile. Click the headline to have a read.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

LICENCE RENEWED 40th Anniversary edition

A new 40th Anniversary paperback edition of John Gardner's Licence Renewed is released today in the UK by Orion Books. It includes a new introduction by author M. J. Arlidge.

A brilliant nuclear scientist and a known terrorist - James Bond's most dangerous mission yet. 

Ian Fleming's 007 returns in an original, authorised Bond thriller with a new introduction from Sunday Times bestselling author M J Arlidge

The first of John Gardner's novels featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent. Bond has been assigned to investigate one Dr. Anton Murik, a brilliant nuclear physicist who is thought to have been meeting with a terrorist known as Franco. Together they plan to hijack six nuclear power plants around the world and start a global meltdown, unless Bond can stop them...

You can purchase the Licence Renewed 40th Anniversary paperback at Amazon.co.uk.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Horowitz's third BOND has a title

Anthony Horowitz has revealed on Twitter that his third Bond novel has a title. 
But we'll have to wait to learn what that title is! As far as the writing process goes, Horowitz says he's "Seventeen chapters in. Six more to go!"

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Dynamite announces JAMES BOND HIMEROS

Dynamite has a new James Bond comic book series launching in October called James Bond: Himeros. The book is written by Rodney Barnes, drawn by Antonio Fuso, and colored by Adriano Augusto. Below is the cover of issue #1 and a plot description.

Billionaire British financier Richard Wilhelm finds himself behind bars, after being charged with trafficking minors to his secluded private island in the South Pacific. Now in custody, his political, personal, and criminal connections to others in high society across the world are in danger of being exposed. Elite arms developer Anton Banes is one of these parties, and he won't stop at anything to cover his tracks. Including hiring a mysterious assassin with the codename Kino to take out Wilhelm and any evidence. Which leads to 007 being brought in to figure things out, and even to protect Wilhelm's right-hand woman Sarah Richmond, with a head full of secrets that everyone on all sides is after. A "Bond girl" like no other, can Sarah be trusted by Bond, and does she have blood on her own hands..?

For sample pages and an alternate issue #1 cover check out Bleeding Cool.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Third ANTHONY HOROWITZ Bond coming in 2022

It's the news we've been waiting for! Ian Fleming Publications announced today (Ian Fleming's birthday) that Anthony Horowitz is currently at work on his third James Bond continuation novel due for release in May 2022. The book will be set directly after the events of The Man With The Golden Gun and will involve Bond "confronting an old enemy." It will be released in the UK by Jonathan Cape and in the U.S. by Harper Collins.

You can read the full press release at Ian Fleming Publications.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

IFP promises news tomorrow

Ian Fleming Publications has just tweeted out the following:

Fingers crossed for news of a new continuation novel! 

UPDATE: It is!

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