Sunday, July 5, 2015

LICENCE EXPIRED: The Unauthorized James Bond

It looks like independent publisher ChiZine is making good with their promise to publish an unauthorized anthology of James Bond short stories. now has a pre-order listing for Licence Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond along with pretty cool cover art. Release date is November 17, 2015.

An anthology of collected stories from various Canadian authors, based on Ian Fleming's fourteen published Bond novels, edited by Canadian genre authors Madeline Ashby and David Nickle. To be published in Canada only.

Back in January it was widely reported that James Bond had entered the public domain in Canada, clearing the way for unauthorized books. This is the first one out of the gate and up on Amazon. We'll see what happens!


  1. If this were Sherlock Holmes, the Conan Doyle Estate would be readying legal documents even as we speak. However, they got burned pretty badly their last time in court, and that may affect how other estates proceed in future...

  2. Odd thing is while I am very anti anyone taking advantage of someone else's creation, with or without copyright, for their own financial ends, part of me is amused to see if this lot is any better than much of the swill Glidrose/IFP has peddled for similar profit over the years. Or could it be even worse fan fiction?


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