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JAMES BOND NOVELS BY OTHER AUTHORS

 

Italicised titles denote filmed, or filmed using elements from this story. All books illustrated are hard cover First Editions unless otherwise stated.

 

KINGSLEY AMIS (writing under the pseudonym Robert Markham)

 COLONEL SUN (1968)
KINGSLEY AMIS (ROBERT MARKHAM) COLONEL SUN FIRST EDITION 1968 artwork by Tom Adams

First published 28th March 1968 in London by
Jonathan Cape

Brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine

Dust jacket priced at 21s

 Wraparound dust jacket designed by Tom Adams

SIR KINGSLEY AMIS

Sir Kingsley Amis

(1922-1995)

     

THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER

THE BOOK OF BOND

Kingsley Amis also wrote two non-fiction James Bond books published in 1965. THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER started as a collection of analytical essays which grew into a book exploring the characters and settings of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels and one of the first books to take a serious critical look at the literary world of 007.

THE BOOK OF BOND (OR EVERY MAN HIS OWN 007) was a tongue-in-cheek section-by-section guide for all budding James Bond wannabees, and describes in detail how to approach being a sophisticated James Bond type. Amis wrote this book under the pseudonym of "Lt Col. William 'Bill' Tanner" (Tanner was M's Chief of Staff in many of Ian Fleming's Bond novels).

This slim volume references passages in the Ian Fleming Bond novels to illustrate the various ways to act, drink, smoke and dress like 007. The dust jacket can be reversed for work in the field turning the book into 'THE BIBLE REVISED TO BE READ AS LITERATURE'!

First published 27th May 1965 in London by Jonathan Cape

Black cloth, gilt lettering with bullet holes spelling 007 stamped onto the front board

Dust jacket priced at 16s

Jacket design by Jan Pienkowski based on the famous trompe l'oeil paintings by Richard Chopping reproduced on the jackets of the James Bond books

First published 1965 in London by Jonathan Cape

Black cloth with gilt, blue and red lettering on spine

Dust jacket priced at 12s 6d

Reversible dust jacket designed by

Raymond Hawkey

JOHN PEARSON

 JAMES BOND: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY (1973)
John Pearson JAMES BOND: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY 1st Edition

First published October 1973 in London by Sidgwick & Jackson

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £2.75

Dust jacket designed by Bartholomew Wilkins and Partners

JAMES BOND: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY is a fictional account of the life of James Bond, Secret Agent 007. Written from Pearson's point-of-view as he interviews the 'real' James Bond (now aged 53) in Bermuda.

John Pearson

(1930-        )

   
THE LIFE OF IAN FLEMING 1st Edition

John Pearson is also the author of THE LIFE OF IAN FLEMING which was one of the first serious biographies of James Bond's creator. Pearson is unique in that he actually worked for Fleming during his time as Foreign Affairs Manager for The Sunday Times. Ian Fleming became a sort of mentor to the young Pearson who called him “the best journalist I ever knew.” The pair remained good friends from their first meeting in 1955 until Fleming's death in 1964.

First published 1966 in London by Jonathan Cape

Black cloth, gilt lettering with embossed Golden Eye motif
on front board

Dust jacket priced at 36s

Wraparound jacket designed by Jan Pienkowski

THE LIFE OF IAN FLEMING - Golden Eye Motif

CHRISTOPHER WOOD

 JAMES BOND, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977)
 JAMES BOND AND MOONRAKER (1979)

 Both titles are novelizations of the films based on the authors' own screenplay.

CHRISTOPHER WOOD JAMES BOND, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME FIRST EDITION 1977 JAMES BOND AND MOONRAKER FIRST EDITION 1979

Christopher Wood

(1935-2015)

First published 1977 in London by Jonathan Cape

Dust jacket priced at £3.50

Wraparound jacket artwork by Bill Botten

First published 1979 in London by Jonathan Cape

Dust jacket priced at £5.95

Wraparound jacket artwork by Bill Botten

JOHN GARDNER

LICENCE RENEWED (1981)
FOR SPECIAL SERVICES (1982)
ICEBREAKER (1983)
ROLE OF HONOUR (1984)
NOBODY LIVES FOR EVER (1986)
NO DEALS, MR. BOND (1987)
SCORPIUS (1988)
LICENCE TO KILL (1989)
A novelization of the screenplay by Michael G. Wilson and Richard Maibaum
WIN, LOSE OR DIE (1989)
BROKENCLAW (1990)
THE MAN FROM BARBAROSSA (1991)
DEATH IS FOREVER (1992)
NEVER SEND FLOWERS (1993)
SEAFIRE (1994)
GOLDENEYE (1995) A novelization of the screenplay by Michael France and Jeffrey Caine
COLD (1996)
JOHN GARDNER author of James Bond continuation novels LICENCE RENEWED FIRST EDITION 1981 FOR SPECIAL SERVICES FIRST EDITION 1982 ICEBREAKER FIRST EDITION 1983 ROLE OF HONOUR FIRST EDITION 1984

John Gardner

(1926-2007)

www.john-gardner.com

First published May 1981 in London by Jonathan Cape

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £6.50

Jacket artwork by Richard Chopping

First published September 1982 in London by
Jonathan Cape

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £6.95

Jacket artwork by Bill Botten

First published 7th July 1983 in London by Jonathan Cape

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £7.50

Jacket artwork by Bill Botten

First published October 1984 in London by Jonathan Cape

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £7.95

Jacket artwork by Trevor Scobie

NOBODY LIVES FOR EVER FIRST EDITION 1986 NO DEALS  MR. BOND FIRST EDITION 1987 SCORPIUS FIRST EDITION 1988 WIN, LOSE OR DIE FIRST EDITION 1989 LICENCE TO KILL FIRST EDITION 1990

First published June 1986 in London by Jonathan Cape

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £8.95

Jacket artwork by Trevor Scobie

First published May 1987 in London by Jonathan Cape

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £10.95

Jacket artwork by Trevor Scobie

First published June 1988 in London by Hodder & Stoughton

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £10.95

First published 1989 in London by
Hodder & Stoughton

Blue cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £11.95

First published June 1990 in New York by The Armchair Detective Library

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £12.95

*See notes below

BROKENCLAW FIRST EDITION 1990 THE MAN FROM BARBAROSSA FIRST EDITION 1991 DEATH IS FOREVER FIRST EDITION 1992 NEVER SEND FLOWERS FIRST EDITION 1993 SEAFIRE FIRST EDITION 1994

First published September 1990 in London by
Hodder & Stoughton

Red cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £12.95

First published August 1991 in London by Hodder & Stoughton

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £13.99

First published July 1992 in London by Hodder & Stoughton

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £14.99

First published July 1993 in London by Hodder & Stoughton

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £14.99

First published September 1994 in London by
Hodder & Stoughton

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £16.99

GOLDENEYE FIRST EDITION 1995 COLD FIRST EDITION 1996

* The true UK First Edition of LICENCE TO KILL is the 1989 Coronet Paperback (right).

The 1990 ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE LIBRARY version of LICENCE TO KILL was also issued as a Limited Edition of 100 signed copies with the US spelling 'LICENSE'.

LICENCE TO KILL PAPERBACK 1989

First published January 1996 in London by
Hodder & Stoughton

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £16.99

First published May 1996 in London by Hodder & Stoughton

Blue cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £16.99

     

RAYMOND BENSON

BLAST FROM THE PAST (1997) [a short story which first appeared in PLAYBOY, January 1997]
ZERO MINUS TEN
(1997)
TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997) A novelization of the screenplay by Bruce Feirstein
THE FACTS OF DEATH (1998)
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DOOM (1999) [a short story which first appeared in PLAYBOY, January 1999]
HIGH TIME TO KILL (1999)
THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999) A novelization of the screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade
LIVE AT FIVE (1999) [a short story which first appeared in TV GUIDE, November 13, 1999]
DOUBLESHOT (2000)
NEVER DREAM OF DYING (2001)
THE MAN WITH THE RED TATTOO (2002)
DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002) A novelization of the screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade
RAYMOND BENSON James Bond continuation novels ZERO MINUS TEN FIRST EDITION 1997 TOMORROW NEVER DIES FIRST EDITION 1997 THE FACT OF DEATH FIRST EDITION 1998 HIGH TIME TO KILL FIRST EDITION 1999

Raymond Benson

(1955-0000)

 

First published April 1997 in London by Hodder & Stoughton

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Jacket illustration by David Scutt

Dust jacket priced at £16.99

First published October 1997 in London by Hodder & Stoughton

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £16.99

First published May 1998 in London by Hodder & Stoughton

Blue cloth, gilt lettering

Jacket illustration by David Scutt

Dust jacket priced at £16.99

First published May 1999 in London by Hodder & Stoughton

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Jacket illustration by David Scutt

Dust jacket priced at £16.99

THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH FIRST EDITION 1999 DOUBLESHOT FIRST EDITION 2000 NEVER DREAM OF DYING FIRST EDITION 2001 THE MAN WITH THE RED TATTOO FIRST EDITION 2002 DIE ANOTHER DAY FIRST EDITION 2002

First published 8th November 1999 in London by
Hodder & Stoughton

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £16.99

First published April 2000 in London by Hodder & Stoughton

Jacket illustration by David Scutt

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £16.99

First published 3rd May 2001 in London by Hodder & Stoughton

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £17.99

First published 2nd May 2002 in London by Hodder & Stoughton

Red cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £18.99

First published 7th November 2002 in London by
Hodder & Stoughton

Blue cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket priced at £18.99

When Raymond Benson wrote the THE JAMES BOND BEDSIDE COMPANION, first book to examine all aspects of the James Bond phenomenon in a single volume, he met members of the Ian Fleming family, as well as Peter Janson-Smith, the Chairman of Glidrose Publications*. Benson stayed in touch throughout the eighties and early nineties, performing various odd jobs (such as being commissioned to write a stage play based on Fleming's first Bond novel, CASINO ROYALE – which has never been produced). In late 1995, Benson received a phone call from Janson-Smith. John Gardner, the current author of the Bond books had announced that he was retiring from the series. Janson-Smith asked if Raymond Benson if he would be interested in "giving it a shot." Benson was floored but met the challenge. Throughout most of 1996, he wrote his first James Bond novel, ZERO MINUS TEN, as well as a short story, BLAST FROM THE PAST. The short story appeared in the January 1997 issue of Playboy magazine. A new short story, MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DOOM, appeared in the 45th Anniversary issue (January 1999) of PLAYBOY. In this unique story, James Bond meets Hugh Hefner at the PLAYBOY Mansion! Another short story LIVE AT FIVE, was published in the November 13, 1999 issue of TV Guide magazine. In 2003, Raymond Benson left the world of James Bond to write his own original works.
www.raymondbenson.com

THE JAMES BOND BEDSIDE COMPANION 1984

The James Bond Bedside Companion

First published 1984 in New York by Dodd Mead

Hardcover

Jacket designed by Peter Thorpe

Illustration of James Bond's coat of arms on reverse of dust jacket

 

(1986 US Galahad edition illustrated)


*On completion of his first James Bond novel, CASINO ROYALE, in 1952, Ian Fleming took the advice of his accountant and purchased a small production company, Glidrose Productions Limited (so named for its founders, John Gliddon and Norman Rose). He assigned most of his rights in CASINO ROYALE and the works which followed it to Glidrose and fifty years and two changes of name later, Ian Fleming Publications Ltd still administers Ian Fleming's literary estate.

In 1956, on the recommendation of friend and fellow thriller writer Eric Ambler, Ian Fleming hired a young literary agent, Peter Janson-Smith, to handle the foreign translation rights in the Bond novels. For the next forty-five years, Peter Janson-Smith was the company's literary consultant and some-time Chairman, guiding both it and Bond through many changes. By the time of Peter Janson-Smith’s retirement in 2001, the Fleming Bond novels and those by Kingsley Amis, John Gardner and Raymond Benson, had sold close to a hundred million copies worldwide. Today, Ian Fleming Publications Ltd is wholly owned by the Fleming family.

SEBASTIAN FAULKS (writing as Ian Fleming)

DEVIL MAY CARE (2008) Published to mark the centenary of Ian Fleming's birth
Sebastian Faulks DEVIL MAY CARE First Edition 2008      

Sebastian Faulks
(1953-    )
www.sebastianfaulks.com

First published
28th May 2008 in London by Penguin

Hardcover

Dust jacket designed by The Partners

Priced at £18.99

     

JEFFERY DEAVER

CARTE BLANCHE (2011)
Jeffery Deaver

CARTE BLANCHE

     

Jeffery Deaver
(1950-    )
www.jefferydeaver.com

First published
26th May 2011 in London by
Hodder & Stoughton

Hardcover

Priced at £19.99

     

WILLIAM BOYD

SOLO (2013)
William Boyd

SOLO

     

William Boyd
(1952-    )
www.williamboyd.co.uk

First published
26th September 2013 in London by
Jonathan Cape

Hardcover

Priced at £18.99

     

ANTHONY HOROWITZ

TRIGGER MORTIS (2015)
UNTITLED JAMES BOND NOVEL (2018) To be published Spring 2018

Anthony Horowitz

TRIGGER MORTIS

     

Anthony Horowitz
(1955-    )
www.anthonyhorowitz.com

First published
8th September 2015
in London by
Orion Publishing Group

Hardcover

Priced at £18.99

     

CHARLIE HIGSON

YOUNG BOND LOGO

SILVERFIN (2005)
BLOODFEVER (2006)
DOUBLE OR DIE (2007)
HURRICANE GOLD (2007)
BY ROYAL COMMAND (2008)

CHARLIE HIGSON YOUNG BOND author

SILVERFIN FIRST EDITION - YOUNG BOND

BLOOD FEVER FIRST EDITION - YOUNG BOND

DOUBLE OR DIE FIRST EDITION - YOUNG BOND

HURRICANE GOLD FIRST EDITION - YOUNG BOND

Charlie Higson

(1958-0000)

www.charliehigson.co.uk

First published March 2005
in London by Puffin/Penguin

Softcover

Priced at £5.99

First published January 2006
in London by Puffin/Penguin

Softcover

Priced at £6.99

First published
January 2007
in London by Puffin/Penguin

Softcover

Priced at £6.99

First published September 2007
in London by Puffin/Penguin

Hardcover

Priced at £12.99

BY ROYAL COMMAND - 1st Edition

       

First published
September 2008
in London by Puffin/Penguin

Hardcover

Priced at £12.99

       

STEVE COLE

YOUNG BOND LOGO
SHOOT TO KILL (2014)
HEADS YOU DIE (2016)
STRIKE LIGHTNING (2016)
RED NEMESIS (2017)

SHOOT TO KILL - 1st edition

HEADS YOU DIE 1st edition STRIKE LIGHTNING 1st Edition RED NEMESIS 1st Edition

Steve Cole
(1971-    )
www.stevecolebooks.co.uk

First published
6th November 2014 in London by
Doubleday Childrens

Hardcover

Priced at £12.99

First published
5th May 2016 in
London by
Doubleday Childrens

Hardcover

Priced at £14.99

First published
1st September 2016 in
London by
Doubleday Childrens

Hardcover

Priced at £14.99

First published
4th May 2017 in
London by
Doubleday Childrens

Hardcover

Priced at £14.99


CASINO ROYALE TEASER

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY TEASER

JAMES BOND NOVELS BY IAN FLEMING

THUNDERBALL TEASER OHMSS TEASER

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