Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New COLONEL SUN hardcover coming in 2018

A new hardcover edition of the first James Bond continuation novel Colonel Sun by Kingsley Amis will be released by Pegasus on March 6, 2018. Below is the cover art and descrioption from Amazon.

The first James Bond novel published after the death of Ian Fleming in 1964, this classic thriller follows James Bond on a mission to a small Aegean island to track down M’s kidnappers―the malign Colonel Sun Liang-tan and his ex-Nazi commander cohort, the deadly Von Richter.

Lunch, a quiet game of golf, a routine social call on M, who is convalescing in his Regency house in Berkshire―the life of secret agent James Bond has begun to fall into a pattern that threatens complacency, until the sunny afternoon when M is kidnapped and all of his house staff savagely murdered.

The action ricochets across the globe, but quickly enough lands Bond on a volcanic Greek island, where the malign Colonel Sun Liang-tan of the People's Liberation Army of China is collaborating with the ex-Nazi commander, Von Richter, in planning a world-dominating conspiracy. The stakes have never been higher, nor the dangers more complex. Bond’s allies―the beautiful, brown-haired Greek agent, Ariadne Alexandrou; along with a tough-as-nails former World War II resistance fighter―are quickly neutralized by the venomous Colonel Sun. Alone and unarmed, faces off against these two nefarious villains.

Stripped of all professional aids, James Bond faces the deadly devices of Colonel Sun and his Nazi cohort in a test that brings him to the verge of his physical abilities.

You can pre-order Colonel Sun from Amazon (U.S.) and (UK).

Thanks to Tanner at Double O Section for the tip.


  1. Shouldn't that be "Robert Markham", Amis' pseudonym, on the cover?

  2. No, as they've finally got wise to the fact that Kingsley Amis on the cover means better sales! They released a paperback edition in 2015 with only Amis' name on the cover around the time of Spectre's release, as its torture scene featured in the film.

  3. We must all write to them, and ask for Christopher Wood's novelizations to be issued in hardcover!

    1. I did just that a few days after Roger Moore's death.

    2. We know the e-book versions were pulled a year or two ago. I'd like to hope that was part of a larger publishing plan. After all, there's a whole generation of Bond collectors that has never had a chance to own these...

  4. Actually, the first James Bond novel to be published after Fleming's death was The Man With The Golden Gun, but of course Colonel Sun was the first continuation novel.


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