Friday, May 6, 2022

Cross Cult to release DEATH IS FOREVER

Our friends at Commander Bond.net report that after after a six-year hiatus, German publisher Cross Cult will resume publication of the John Gardner James Bond novels next year. Below is the cover art for Gardner's 1992 novel Death is Forever, due for release on June 3, 2023.


Thanks to @CBn007 on Twitter for the alert. Click here to see more covers.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

ALOHA, MR. BOND

What could be better than a new Bond book? How about reading that new Bond book in Hawaii! Below is an advert from Honolulu Book Shops for John Gardner's For Special Services, released 40 years ago today.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Vintage Paperback Book Repair - MOONRAKER

I very much enjoy the YouTube Channel of Jules Burt, a vintage paperback book collector from the UK. Jules has several videos devoted to the Bond books. This is one of my favorites. Enjoy.

In this video I take a rather worn and tired copy of the rare Pan Books 'Director's' edition of Ian Fleming's third James Bond title, Moonraker and restore it back to near its former glory. The cover is removed and repaired, the top and tails of the spine are glued back into place and the spine roll is sorted. Hope you enjoy the process! If you enjoy this video for the ASMR qualities, that's just a bonus.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

ZERO MINUS 25

It was 25 years ago today that Raymond Benson's debut continuation novel, Zero Minus Ten, was released in the UK by by Hodder & Stoughton. Raymond offered up a timely 007 adventure dealing with a threat to Britain's handover of Hong Kong to China. He brought back many Bond traditions, notably the structure of the British Secrets Service which John Gardner had altered in his final books. I recently gave Zero Minus Ten a re-read and liked it even more than I remembered. It's a great Bond book!


Raymond Benson would go on to pen a total of six original Bond novels, three novelizations, and three shorts stories. So here's to the beginning of the Benson era. These were fun years.


You can buy Zero Minus Ten at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Limited Edition WITH A MIND TO KILL from Goldsboro Books

A Limited Edition of Anthony Horowitz's upcoming Bond novel, With A Mind To Kill, is now available to pre-order from Goldsboro Books.

  • Signed & Numbered
  • Limited Edition Only 1000 Copies
  • Sprayed Edges
  • Hardcover UK First Edition, First Printing
  • Available from 26 May 2022

Pre-order at Goldsboro Books.

Waterstones is also offering an Exclusive Edition with stenciled edge that can be pre-ordered HERE.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

WITH A MIND TO KILL U.S. cover looks familiar

Cover art for the U.S. hardcover edition of Anthony Horowitz's With A Mind To Kill has appeared on Amazon and publisher Harper Collins' website...and it looks familiar!

As you can see, the artwork is the same as the UK hardcover from Jonathan Cape. The only difference I can spot is the U.S. edition touts Horowitz as the "New York Times Bestselling Author" while the UK edition reads "The Number One Bestseller".

If this holds, it will be a little disappointing that we don't get alternative U.S. cover art as that's part of the fun of collecting multiple editions. But it is nice cover art. And this isn't a first. From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes OnlyThe Spy Who Loved Me, Colonel Sun, and SilverFin shared the same cover art on their UK and U.S. editions.

The U.S. edition of With A Mind To Kill will be released on May 24, 2022 and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com.

Monday, January 31, 2022

Kim Sherwood's first book is DOUBLE OR NOTHING

The title for Kim Sherwood's first Double O Section novel has been revealed as Double or Nothing. Below is a plot tease.

The start of a brand new trilogy following MI6’s agents with a licence to kill, that blows the world of James Bond wide open! 

James Bond is missing… 
007 has been captured, perhaps even killed, by a sinister private military company. His whereabouts are unknown. 

Meet the new generation of spies… 
Johanna Harwood, 003. Joseph Dryden, 004. Sid Bashir, 009. Together, they represent the very best and brightest of MI6. Skilled, determined and with a licence to kill, they will do anything to protect their country. 

The fate of the world rests in their hands…
Tech billionaire Sir Bertram Paradise claims he can reverse the climate crisis and save the planet. But can he really? The new spies must uncover the truth, because the future of humanity hangs in the balance. 

Time is running out.

Double or Nothing will be released on September 1, 2022 and is available for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk.

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