Wednesday, January 15, 2014

MORE BIG NEWS: Gardner signs for 3 more!

As we wait for details of Young Bond 6 and/or the Solo paperback cover art, I'm filling the current news void with some "big news" from the past. Today we have an item from the September 1983 Bondage Quarterly newsletter, which was put out by the American James Bond 007 Fan Club from 1975 to 1991 (this is how we got our Bond news before the Internet, kids). In this item we learn that John Gardner has signed on to write three more Bond novels. Hurrah! No title yet for Gardner 4, but it looks like Bond will be getting and new car and the plot will feature…ready for it…airships! Unfortunately, we will have to wait an extra year for the new book. Or will we…

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We know now that the new book was Role of Honor, the new car was a Bentley Mulsanne Turbo, and the year break did not happened between Icebreaker and Role of Honor, but would come before the next book, Nobody Lives Forever.


  1. Great little time capsule!

    And nice B item regarding the Bedside Companion too. That it follows the Gardner story... a cool little bit of unintentional foreshadowing. Having not read the book, I had no idea until now that there was an element of "community participation" (i.e. fans sending in trivia) to the making of it. You learn something new...

  2. The James Bond Bedside Companion is STILL the best overview of 007 (both literary and film) ever published, even now that even the revised and expanded edition is a quarter of a century out of date! It's a must own.