Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pre-order Anthony Horowitz's new JAMES BOND novel

Anthony Horowitz's upcoming James Bond novel is now listed for pre-order on  This is the U.S. hardcover edition from HarperCollins. There is also a listing for a large print paperback.

Pre-order on Amazon.

No listing has yet appeared for the UK edition from Orion.

Horowitz's new Bond novel, codenamed "Project One", is set in the 1950s and will be partially based on unpublished Ian Fleming material. The book will be released on September 8, 2015.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Michael Gillette covers for ROLE OF HONOR and NOBODY LIVES FOREVER

The James Bond novels by John Gardner are being reprinted in Germany with original cover art by Michael Gillette (who did the covers for the Ian Fleming Centenary editions in 2008). License Renewed is out already; For Special Services and Icebreaker are due next month. Now two more Gillette covers have been revealed. Role of Honor and Nobody Lives Forever will be published on July 27, 2015, and can pre-ordered along with the rest of the books at Cross Cult.

Role of Honor
Nobody Lives Forever

CLICK HERE to check out the other John Gardner Bond novel covers by Michael Gillette. The artist also illustrated the cover of a new German reprint of Colonel Sun.

Thanks to Simon Gardner.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Final 3 Gardner reprints available for pre-order – final 5 eBooks released in U.S.

The final 3 John Gardner James Bond U.S. paperback reprints from Pegasus Books are now available for pre-order on Amazon. It looks like COLD will carry the U.S. title Cold Fall. The books will be released on November 15, 2015.

Pre-order the Pegasus paperbacks:

For you eBook readers, the final four Gardner novels have now been released by IFP for the Kindle. This completes the Gardner eBooks in the U.S. Interestingly, the final U.S. eBook retains the UK title COLD. Links below:

Purchase the IFP eBooks:
The Man From Barbarossa
Death Is Forever

Visit our special Gardner Renewed page for links to all the Gardner-Bond reprints in the U.S. and UK.

Thanks to KTSHawkman for the tip.

Friday, February 13, 2015

No plans for U.S. print edition of SHOOT TO KILL

Here's some disappointing news for Bond fans who have been holding out for a U.S. edition of Steve Cole's first Young Bond novel, Shoot To Kill. A reader named Derrick contacted Cole's literary agent, Curtis Brown, who had this to say:

"There are no plans at the moment to publish SHOOT TO KILL in the US, so a British copy would be your best way forwards."

This is not to say there will never be a U.S. print edition, but at the moment there appears to be no U.S. publisher on board.

The good news is the UK edition can be purchased on at a 46% discount. Even with shipping, the end price isn't all that different from what a U.S. edition would cost. Also, The Book Depository currently has the UK edition for $16.29 with free worldwide shipping. You can also find new and used copies via the U. S. Amazon Marketplace.

Thanks to Derrick for bringing us this news.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

First look at SPECTRE reveals a snowbound Bond

The official James Bond website and Eon Productions have today released the first still and behind the scenes footage from SPECTRE. Love a snowbound Bond!

Looking at this image I can't help but think of the great snowbound Bond novels of Ian Fleming (On Her Majesty's Service Service), John Gardner (Icebreaker), and Raymond Benson (High Time To Kill).

SPECTRE will be released on November 6th, 2015.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG 50th anniversary editions

Ian Fleming's other famous creation, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, has received the 50th Anniversary treatment from the Queen Anne Press. A beautiful facsimile of the first edition has been released as three separate adventures, just as it was in 1964 when first published by Jonathan Cape. The three volumes are presented in a racing green slipcase in a limited edition of 100.

The original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was illustrated by renowned artist John Burningham as only his second commission. The artist has re-worked some of his original artwork for this anniversary edition.

The Queen Anne Press is also offering a deluxe edition (shown above) limited to 50 sets which comes with two prints signed and numbered by John Burningham.

For more information visit the Queen Anne Press website.

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