Thursday, November 4, 2021

New DOUBLE O trilogy by Kim Sherwood announced

Looks like we'll have two official novels to look forward to in 2022. In addition to Anthony Horowitz's third James Bond novel (due in May), Ian Fleming Publications announced today the first in a new trilogy of books by Kim Sherwood. The books will be "set in the world of James Bond" and feature "a new raft a Double O agents for the 21st-century." The first book is due for release in September 2022.

James Bond is missing, presumed captured or even killed. All of Bond’s contemporaries are gone and a new generation of Double O agents has been recruited to replace them and battle a global threat. At the same time, M and Moneypenny are searching for a mole in MI6. Will the truth be uncovered in time—or is this the end of the Double O section?

Kim Sherwood says: "James Bond has been one of the enduring loves of my life since I first watched Pierce Brosnan dive from the dam in GoldenEye. I was soon hooked on Ian Fleming’s novels. As a teenager, I chose Fleming when my English teacher asked us to write about an author we admired—I still have the school report. Since then, I’ve dreamt of writing James Bond. It’s rare that dreams come true, and I am grateful to the Fleming family for this incredible opportunity. I feel honoured to be the first novelist to expand the Bond universe through the Double O sector, bringing new life to old favourites, and fresh characters to the canon. I couldn’t be more excited to introduce the world to my Double O agents."

Corinne Turner, Managing Director of Ian Fleming Publications Ltd, says: “In her first novel, Testament, Kim showed a rare gift for characterisation, time and place. She drew readers into a journey that unfolded in unexpected ways. These talents and her near-lifelong passion for Fleming and Bond make her the perfect choice for this exciting new extension of the 007 universe. I can’t wait for readers to see what she’s created.”

It should be noted that many media outlets are claiming Sherwood is the first woman to write for 007. But this isn't true. Samantha Weinberg wrote an excellent trilogy of Moneypenny Diaries novels between 2005 and 2008.

Kim Sherwood's first Double O section novel is already available for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk.

3 comments:

  1. IFP are as desperate as Eon to attract a new fan base. Woke comics from Dynamite and now the "inclusive" Bond universe. They're putting the last nails on the coffin with Bond still alive inside. Sad.

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  2. Very excited for this! Could be an interesting new direction.

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  3. I have no problem with a spin-off trilogy; bring them on. (But also bring us hardcovers of the Wood novels...)

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