The first three James Bond novels by John Gardner will be reprinted in German with original cover art by Michael Gillette
. You'll recall that Gillette did the covers for the Centenary editions of the Ian Fleming novels in 2008. Below are Gillette's covers for License Renewed
, For Special Services
, and Icebreaker,
which come courtesy of Simon Gardner. Publication dates are yet to be announced.
|For Special Services|
Thank you, Simon.
These are terrific. Though I question the taste of the German translation of the title 'For Special Services' somewhat.ReplyDelete
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Wow! Nice! Too bad these weren't used for any English language editions; it would be really cool to have a whole (English) uniform run of Fleming through Benson with the same covers. Also, I wish the Gillette covers were being used for Flemings in America now instead of the thoroughly lackluster Thomas and Mercer covers. Oh well.ReplyDelete
As for these ones, it's a small quibble, but I'm surprised no one's pointed it out yet. Presumably the woman on the cover of For Special Services is Nena Bismaquer since she's wearing a prominent wedding ring. Yet she clearly has a fully formed left breast, and that's the one that should be absent. Oh well. Maybe it's Cedar undercover as Bond's wife? A nitpick anyway! I like the image. Eisbrecher is my favorite of these covers though.
Nice catch. :)Delete
Cross Cult is also going to publish COLONEL SUN with a new Gillette cover.
Sensational! Thank you for the link.Delete