Peter Lorenz over at the superb blog Illustrated 007 alerts us to this brand new Michael Gillette cover art for the upcoming German edition of Thunderball. Gillette created the centenary cover series in 2008. On his official website Gillette says he wanted to redo the Thunderball artwork as he was disappointed with the first cover ("Green is the hardest colour to reproduce") and that he's "really happy with the redux." Me too.
Thomas Nixdorf, author of the first comprehensive James Bond poster book, Licence to Thrill (1997) and who now collects original James Bond artwork, generously shares with us today these two unused cover art paintings by Mark Stutzman for the U.S. edition of Sebastian Faulk's Devil May Care (2008). I love this kind of thing!
AudioGo, the home of BBC Audiobooks, have launched a special page for their upcoming 007 Reloaded Ian Fleming James Bond audiobooks featuring readings by major British actors. Each audiobook also contains a bonus interview with its star reader.
You can pre-order the books, listen to a sample, and also enter a competition to win a facsimile of the first-edition hardback novel of the same story, signed by the star reader! All you have to do is pre-order from the 007 Reloaded titles and wait to see if you've won.
The 007 Reloaded audiobooks are due for release on September 6, 2012. They will be available as both a digital download and on CD. They are currently only available in the UK.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the cinematic James Bond, The Ian Fleming Foundation showcased several authentic James Bond vehicles at the San Diego Comic Con. Check out this coverage by my good friends Athena Stamos and Brad Hansen of CraveOnline. Also featuring the great Mike VanBlaricum who helped me build my collection of Ian Fleming first editions in the 1980s. Great stuff!