Wednesday, November 6, 2019

FOREVER AND A DAY paperback released in U.S.

The paperback edition of Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz has been released in the U.S. The cover uses the same art as the U.S. hardcover (at least the photo on Amazon shows it to be the same).

A spy is dead. A legend is born. This is how it all began. The explosive prequel to Casino Royale, from bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. 
Forever and a Day is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera, taking readers into the very beginning of James Bond’s illustrious career and the formation of his identity.

Purchase the Forever and a Day U.S. paperback on Amazon.com.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Folio Society releases LIVE AND LET DIE

The Folio Society has released their next illustrated slip-cased Ian Fleming classic, Live and Let Die.


Live and Let Die is the eighth volume in the enormously popular Folio Bond collection. Fay Dalton continues her excellent work as the series artist, bringing exquisite glamour and tension to the page with each volume. This time round Bond’s mission takes him into the eerie world of the occult, and Dalton makes particular use of light and dark to heighten the drama: the night sky turns the sea a baleful orange in one image, while Mr Big’s underground lair almost seems to echo with dripping water. As ever, Dalton takes particular care with the glamorous figure of Bond’s love interest, and the Solitaire she has created is beautiful and filled with quiet defiance.


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

Also available are illustrated editions of Casino Royale, Moonraker, Diamonds Are ForeverFrom Russia With Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger and Thunderball.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Dynamite reveals next JAMES BOND series

Dynamite and Westfield Comics have revealed the writers and story details for the next series of James Bond comics (looks like they've dropped "007" from the title).

New series, new team, new missions! Vita Ayala (Morbius, Age Of X-Man), Danny LorE (Queen Of Bad Dreams) and Eric Gapstur (James Bond 007) present a fresh take on the world's greatest secret agent. When a priceless piece of art is found to be fake, investigations lead down a rabbit hole of international crime and corruption. But what the hell does James Bond know about the world of art forgery? Featuring a cover by superstar Jim Cheung (Justice League, Young Avengers), that will be revealed as an interlocking image over the first three issues!

Dynamite is also offering this terrific "Vintage Incentive Cover" that evokes the famous Signet paperbacks.


You can read an exclusive interview with co-writers Vita Ayala & Danny Lore at Westfield Comics.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

ANTHONY HOROWITZ is "game" to pen a third James Bond novel

In an interview with RadioTimes, two time Bond author Anthony Horowitz revealed that he is "in discussions" to potentially write a third 007 book.

"I would certainly consider it. I don’t know when [it’ll happen], because I’m pretty busy at the moment. I’ve got a sequel to Magpie Murders I've just finished, literally last week, and I've got two more Hawthorne novels to write, another Alex Rider… but if I can, and if the estate – the Ian Fleming family – and the publishers are happy for me to do it, then I’m certainly game. I would love to. I think there’s one more in me at least."

Horowitz's two Bond novels are Trigger Mortis (2015) and Forever And A Day (2018).

Monday, September 9, 2019

Ranking the IAN FLEMING Bond Novels

This is a well-done ranking of the Ian Fleming James Bond books by 007 fan Calvin Dyson. I'm excited that he plans to do the continuation novels next. Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

High time for the BOND 25 title reveal

Today Eon Productions revealed the title of the 25th James Bond film:


Of course, my mind went right here:


No Time To Die will be released in April 2020. (High Time To Kill was released in May 1999.)

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Collected JAMES BOND ORIGIN now shipping

The collected hardcover edition of James Bond Origin Vol. 1 by Jeff Parker with art by Bob Q is now shipping from Amazon.

At last, the definitive account of James Bond's exploits during World War II!

MARCH, 1941: Seventeen-year-old James Bond is a restless student in Scotland, an orphan, eager to strike out and make his mark on the world. But a visit by an old family friend coincides with THE CLYDEBANK BLITZ, the most devastating German attack on Scotland during the War. James will fight through hell to survive, coming out the other side determined to make a difference. He'll find his calling in a new British government service, secret in nature...

Purchase James Bond Origin Vol. 1 from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. The U.S. Amazon is also offering a signed edition for release August 13.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

When OUTER SPACE belonged to 007

On this 50th Anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, here's a look back at James Bond's own space adventure. Moonraker, the film and novelization by Christopher Wood, was released 10 years after Apollo in the summer of 1979. Below is the U.S. paperback edition from Jove.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

£2.5 million IAN FLEMING book collection for sale

Rare bookseller Peter Harrington is offering an astounding collection of rare Ian Fleming James Bond books and memorabilia for a cool £2.5 million (over $3 million U.S.). Below is the press release.


London — Peter Harrington, the UK’s largest rare bookseller, this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, and is thrilled to offer for sale an exceptional collection of Ian Fleming material for £2.5m, which it will be exhibiting at this year’s Masterpiece London. It is the most significant Fleming Collection to ever appear on the market and contains inscribed first editions of every James Bond book published in the author’s lifetime.

Amongst these inscriptions are some sensational associations:

  • An omnibus edition of Casino Royale, From Russia With Love and Doctor No inscribed to James Bond;
  • Live and Let Die inscribed to Winston Churchill;
  • The Spy Who Loved Me inscribed to Robert Kennedy;
  • Moonraker inscribed to Raymond Chandler;
  • From Russia with Love bearing a personal inscription from Fleming to his wife.

The Collection also includes a number of manuscripts, pre-publication proofs, advance copies and ephemera, and a number of books from Fleming’s personal library. These include a notebook kept by Fleming on a trip to Japan, from which selected passages appear in You Only Live Twice, books from his childhood and a copy of Raymond Chandler's last novel inscribed to Fleming by the author.

Ian Fleming’s books about James Bond are perennially popular and there is an extremely enthusiastic fan base for both the books and the films. Continued interest is fuelled by the release of each new film, with Bond 25 (working title) the latest film, set for release early next year. An indication of the price trend of James Bond first editions can be seen with a particularly fine copy of Casino Royale which Peter Harrington has been lucky enough to sell four times in the past few years: for £22,000 in 2002; £26,000 in 2006; £30,000 in 2008; and in 2013, for £50,000.

It is remarkably rare to see a whole collection like this for sale, as they are usually broken up, and it will appeal to someone looking to acquire a complete and exceptional Fleming collection all in one go. This collection is the highest valued Peter Harrington has ever offered for sale. The 81 items come from a New York collector, who has been assembling the collection for over 30 years and it is offered for sale as a collection for £2.5m.

Pom Harrington owner of Peter Harrington Rare Books says: “The significance of this collection cannot be overstated. From typescripts which document Fleming’s creative process, to inscriptions which provide an insight into his personal life, few collections tell such a complete story about an author. We are extremely excited to be able to present it at this year’s Masterpiece fair, alongside a selection of other carefully chosen items.”

Masterpiece London takes place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea from Thursday 27th June until Wednesday 3rd July and is open daily from 11am until 7pm on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June and until 9pm on all other days.

To view the full list of items in the Fleming Collection, CLICK HERE.

Thanks to Raymond Benson.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Jaguar from THE FACTS OF DEATH and HIGH TIME TO KILL

Bond author Raymond Benson has shared the following on his Twitter. This is great. I love the Bond book cars, and the Jaguar XK8 was a great one.

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