Monday, December 4, 2023

CALVIN DYSON | John Gardner 007 Era Wrap Up

My favorite Bond YouTuber, Calvin Dyson, wraps up his read-through of all the John Gardner James Bond novels with a final thoughts video. I've really enjoyed his Gardner reviews and I look forward to his read-through and reviews of the Benson books next.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

SAM PEFFER - From photo to finished cover

Here's an interesting video from one of my favorite YouTubers, Jules Burt. While this video (the first of three parts) covers many different "Peff" Pan covers, it begins with a look at his Bond work. Some images here I've never seen. Enjoy.

Monday, November 20, 2023

U.S. cover art for A SPY LIKE ME

Ian Fleming Publications has revealed the cover art for the U.S. edition of Kim Sherwood's A Spy Like Me. This second Double O book is set for release in the U.S. on April 23, 2024. I think this is a great cover.

Pre-order the U.S. edition of A Spy Like Me by Kim Sherwood at

Sunday, November 12, 2023

GOLDENEYE getting a Cross Cult release in 2024

German publisher Cross Cult, who have been re-releasing all the John Gardner James Bond novels with new cover artwork by Michael Gillette, will release Gardner's GoldenEye novelization in June 2024. I love this cover!

Thanks to Double O Section and The GoldenEye Dossier for the alert.

Thursday, November 9, 2023


On December 5, Ian Fleming Publications will be hosting a celebration of James Bond and the 60th anniversary of Ian Fleming's novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service with a screening of the 1969 movie and a Q&A with Charlie Higson, author of On HIS Majesty's Secret Service. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Sure beats staying home and watching a reality TV show! 😉

Friday, October 6, 2023


This week sees the release in the UK of the new biography, Ian Fleming: The Complete Man by Nicholas Shakespeare.

A fresh portrait of the man behind James Bond, and his enduring impact, by an award-winning biographer with unprecedented access to the Fleming family papers.

Ian Fleming's greatest creation, James Bond, has had an enormous and ongoing impact on our culture. What Bond represents about ideas of masculinity, the British national psyche and global politics has shifted over time, as has the interpretation of the life of his author. But Fleming himself was more mysterious and subtle than anything he wrote.

Ian's childhood with his gifted brother Peter and his extraordinary mother set the pattern for his ambition to be 'the complete man', and he would strive for the means to achieve this 'completeness' all his life. Only a thriller writer for his last twelve years, his dramatic personal life and impressive career in Naval Intelligence put him at the heart of critical moments in world history, while also providing rich inspiration for his fiction.

Nicholas Shakespeare is one of the most gifted biographers working today. His talent for uncovering new material that casts fresh light on his subjects is fully evident in this masterful, definitive biography.

You can purchase Ian Fleming: The Complete Man now at The U.S. release is set for March 12, 2024.

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Sharing passions with RAYMOND BENSON

Today sees the re-release of Raymond Benson's debut James Bond novel Zero Minus Ten. Check out this excellent podcast interview with the author at Licence To Queer.

Purchase these new editions on Amazon:
Zero Minus Ten - |
Colonel Sun - |
James Bond The Authorised Biography - |

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