- Casino Royale (1953)
- Live And Let Die (1954)
- Moonraker (1955)
- Diamonds Are Forever (1956)
- From Russia With Love (1957)
- Dr. No (1958)
- Goldfinger (1959)
- For Your Eyes Only (1960)
- Thunderball (1961)
- The Spy Who Loved Me (1962)
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963)
- You Only Live Twice (1964)
- The Man With The Golden Gun (1965)
- Octopussy & The Living Daylights (1966)
- Talk of The Devil (2008)
- U.S. Hardcovers
- U.S. Paperbacks
- UK Paperbacks
- License Renewed (1981)
- For Special Services (1982)
- Icebreaker (1983)
- Role of Honor (1984)
- Nobody Lives Forever (1986)
- No Deals, Mr. Bond (1987)
- Scorpius (1988)
- Win Lose or Die (1989)
- Licence To Kill (1989)
- Brokenclaw (1990)
- The Man From Barbarossa (1991)
- Death Is Forever (1992)
- Never Send Flowers (1993)
- SeaFire (1994)
- GoldenEye (1995)
- COLD (1996)
- UK Hardcovers
- U.S. Hardcovers
- U.S. & UK Paperbacks
- Large Print Editions
- German Paperbacks
- The Silver Beast (Saab)
- Young Bond
- The Secret History of Young James Bond
- Charlie Higson
- Steve Cole
- SilverFin (2005)
- Blood Fever (2006)
- Double or Die (2007)
- Hurricane Gold (2007)
- By Royal Command (2008)
- The Shadow War (2008)
- Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier (2009)
- Shoot To Kill (2014)
- Heads You Die (2016)
- Strike Lightning (2016)
- Red Nemesis (2017)
- James Bond Origin (2018-20)
- First Editions (U.S.)
- First Editions (UK)
- Special Editions
- UK Paperbacks 1955-1979
- U.S. Movie Tie-In Editions
- UK Movie Tie-In Editions
- Fleming Still-Life Series
- Girls on Guns Series
- Signet Paperbacks
- Bantam's Bond
- The Jove Paperbacks
- Berkley Silhouette Series
- The Coronet Set
- The dueling Dr. No covers
- Richie Fahey Series
- Turkish Tie-Ins
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Below are all five UK Large Print editions of Charlie Higson's Young Bond novels. These were released by Galaxy Plus and make a nice set. I especially like Hurricane Gold as the release UK paperback used a highly reflective gold cover that obscured the artwork. But here the croc can be seen clearly! Also notice SilverFin uses the UK proof cover art and By Royal Command the hardcover art.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
A new paperback edition of John Gardner's second James Bond continuation novel, For Special Services, is released today on Orion Books. Below is the cover and synopsis.
In this heart-stopping thriller, James Bond teams up with CIA agent Cedar Leiter, to investigate a dangerous criminal, suspected of reviving the notorious organisation SPECTRE. The organisation was believed to have been disbanded years earlier following the death of its leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, at the hands of Bond (in You Only Live Twice), but it seems that this is far from true.Bond discovers that the revitalised SPECTRE has the most devastating, world-threatening plans: to gain control of America's military space satellite network.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
A first UK edition of Live and Let Die inscribed by Ian Fleming to Winston Churchill sold today in Sotheby's "James Bond: A Collection of Books and Manuscripts, The Property of a Gentleman" auction for £189,000 ($249,647). This has got to easily be the highest price every paid for a James Bond book.
Ian Fleming's final revised typescript for Diamonds are Forever took £138,600 ($183,074).
You can browse all the prices realized HERE.
Today marks the 100th birthday of James Bond. Well, it does if we accept the birthdate of November 11, 1920 given to him by John Pearson in the 1973 continuation novel James Bond the Authorized Biography of 007. While others have gone on to provide different dates, Pearson was the first and I really enjoy his book, so... Happy Birthday old boy!
Thanks to the Neil S. Bulk for the reminder.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
A friendship is finished. The world is in peril. And Goldfinger wants diamonds?
You think you know Goldfinger. But you don't know THIS Goldfinger.
Go inside the mind of the most ruthless sociopath in the world, courtesy of GREG PAK and ERIC GAPSTUR.
Purchase from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
The collected edition of the latest Dynamite Bond series will be released as James Bond: Big Things in February 2021.
Monday, November 2, 2020
Sunday, October 25, 2020
A new 40th Anniversary paperback edition of John Gardner's Licence Renewed will be released by Orion Books in August of 2021. The book includes a new introduction by author M. J. Arlidge. Below is the cover art (which is not great).
You can pre-order the Licence Renewed 40th Anniversary paperback at Amazon.co.uk.
Thanks to CommanderBond.net on Twitter for the alert.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
The Folio Society has revealed their next illustrated slip-cased Ian Fleming classic, On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is a thrilling tour of beautiful and exotic locations, with the setting playing an essential role in Bond’s adventures. Fleming sweeps the reader up into the thin and dangerous atmosphere of the Alps, then lets them hurtle downwards on Bond’s heels as he skis for his life ahead of an oncoming avalanche, or tears the skin from his elbows on an out-of-control bob-sled pursuit. Series illustrator Fay Dalton uses these extraordinary vistas to convey the high stakes of Bond’s latest adventure, as well as taking her usual care with the book’s iconic characters. Tracy, the woman who wins Bond’s heart by recklessly outdriving him, sizzles on the page, while the sinister Blofeld oozes menace.
Friday, October 2, 2020
Here's a curiosity that I've had for years. This James Bond beach towel, which dates to the 1980s, is an interesting fusion of the movie and literary James Bond. You'll note the image of Bond is clearly Roger Moore from For Your Eyes Only. Yet the "James Bond" typeface is from the Berkley paperbacks and John Gardner books. The sail boats and young lady in the background are, well, from the '80s.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Short stories First Date and For Your Eyes Only, James offer a tantalising (and candid) glimpse into the life of James Bond's confidante and co-conspiritor: the ever-resourceful Miss Moneypenny...
"First Date" was originally published November 11, 2006 issue of The Spectator and "For Your Eyes Only, James" first appeared in the November 2006 issue of Tatler.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
While Amazon still shows a September 29th release, Dynamite has tweeted that their latest original Bond graphic novel, Reflections of Death, is released today. Some alternate cover art has also appeared online, so it's a bit unclear what the final cover looks like. But I guess we'll find out soon!
VITA AYALA & DANNY LORE!
Six stunning stories, featuring the world’s greatest spy! Moneypenny has been kidnapped, and the mystery of who has her, and what they want, will only be revealed when (if?) 007 is able to complete his incredible missions.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Later this year, @orionbooks will republish John Gardner’s second James Bond novel, For Special Services. The book features the reappearance of SPECTRE. Here’s an early look at cover art. @TheBookBond @johngardnercom https://t.co/U7lnro17A2 pic.twitter.com/q2VSa46GfA— Commander James Bond (@CBn007) July 23, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
RUSSIAN RUSE: A Norwegian supply ship carrying gold mysteriously sinks. A Russian crew claims the Nazis are responsible. Royal Navy Lieutenant James Bond suspects foul play.
Purchase James Bond Origin Vol. 2 from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Here are the notes that John Pearson made in 1965 while researching The Life of Ian Fleming. They chart not only Fleming’s life – with details that never made it into the finished biography - but John’s own journey while investigating his subject. As such they form less a series of aides memoires than a book about writing a book. Compelling, insightful, irreverent and written in John’s inimitable style, they make an outstanding read. Never before published, they are available in two limitations:
A Regular Edition numbered 001-150 – £125
A Deluxe Edition lettered A-Z, signed by the author – £275 (fully subscribed)
376pp. Royal. Typography by Libanus Press. Covers by Prof. Phil Cleaver, Etal Design. Introduction by Fergus Fleming.
The Regular Edition is available now from Queen Ann Press. The Deluxe Edition will be ready by the second week of June.
Saturday, May 9, 2020
You can see all the tie-in paperback editions in the two posts below:
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020
The latest volume in Folio’s celebrated Bond collection features a unique twist: for the first and only time in the series, we witness the agent’s adventures through the eyes of another character. Observed by a woman who finds him both frightening and alluring, Bond is exposed in a way that the reader has never seen before – making The Spy Who Loved Me an essential read for anyone wishing to get under the skin of the famous secret agent. This edition features a smart binding inspired by the agent’s suits, and a series of exquisitely glamorous – and daring – illustrations by series artist Fay Dalton. For this edition we have also reintroduced Fleming’s original prologue, which had been removed from all modern editions of the text. In an unusual move by the author, this short introduction suggests that the manuscript had been left on his desk by Vivienne Michel, the character who narrates the book.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Ian Fleming’s psycho-political Cold War thriller, written in 1964 and dramatised by Archie Scottney. James Bond’s obit appears in the Times. But suddenly he’s back in London with murder on his mind. Brainwashed by the Russians?
M gives him one more chance - terminate international assassin, Francisco Scaramanga.
Bond infiltrates the killer’s Jamaican HQ. But 007 has a conscience. Can he eliminate the butcher in cold blood? Will his cover be blown?
A stellar cast includes Toby Stephen's return as 007. Cuban/American star Guillermo Diaz excels as psychopath Scaramanga and Janie Dee returns as Moneypenny, with John Standing as M and Moira Quirk as a feisty Mary Goodnight.
Martin Jarvis directs and is the voice of Ian Fleming in a dazzling Caribbean soundscape with specially composed music by A-Mnemonic.
James Bond ….. Toby Stephens
Scaramanga ….. Guillermo Diaz
M ….. John Standing
Chief-of-Staff ….. Lloyd Owen
Moneypenny ….. Janie Dee
Townsend ….. Simon Templeman
Professor Gillian ….. Lisa Dillon
Tiffy ….. Monica McSwain
Mary Goodnight ….. Moira Quirk
Paradise ….. Seamus Dever
Gengerella ….. Tim Dekay
Hendricks ….. Matthew Wolf
Binion ….. André Sogliuzzo
Garfinkel ….. Darren Richardson
Ruby ….. Anna Mathias
Leiter ….. Josh Stamberg
Nicholson ….. JD Cullum
Doctor ….. Gilbert Glenn Brown
Matron ….. Inger Tudor
Cargill ….. John Cothran
Telephonists ….. Anna-Louise Plowman, Paula Jane Newman, Anna Lyse Erikson
Newsreader ….. Brian Perkins
Fleming ….. Martin Jarvis
Other parts by members of the cast
Specially composed music: A-Mnemonic.
Sound Design: Mark Holden
Dramatised by Archie Scottney
Director: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.
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Sunday, February 9, 2020
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
A departure from the full-length James Bond novels, For Your Eyes Only is a stunning collection of five stories that sends 007 to Bermuda, Berlin, and beyond, and places him in the dangerous company of adversaries of all varieties.
During a vacation trip to San Francisco, James Bond confronts a complex espionage plot and his deadliest enemy yet--Fu-Chu Lee, an evil super-criminal known to both the underworld and intelligence agencies as Brokenclaw.
Once Xenia worked for the KGB. But her new master is Janus, a powerful and ambitious Russian gang that no longer cares about ideology. Janus's ambitions are money and power; its normal business methods are theft and murder. And it has just acquired GoldenEye, a piece of high-tech space technology with the power to destroy or corrupt the West's financial markets. But Janus has underestimated its most determined enemy. . . James Bond
The criminal conspiracy called the Union has vowed its revenge on the man who thwarted its last coup - James Bond. As the Union's mysterious leader sets out to destroy Bond's reputation and sanity, 007 edges closer to the truth about their elaborate plan to destroy both SIS and its best agent.
Other anniversaries include Moonraker (65th), The Man With The Golden Gun (55th), The Quasimodo Gambit (25th), SilverFin (15th) and Trigger Mortis (5th).