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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) [elements of the story used in Spectre (2015)]

Sir Kingsley Amis

COLONEL SUN FIRST EDITION 1968 artwork by Tom Adams
Sir Kingsley Amis
(1922-1995)

First published 28th March 1968 in London by Jonathan Cape

Brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine

 Wraparound dust jacket designed by Tom Adams

Dust jacket priced at 21s

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'!

THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER

THE BOOK OF BOND OR EVERY MAN HIS OWN 007

First published 27th May 1965 in London by Jonathan Cape

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

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

Dust jacket priced at 16s

First published 1965 in London by Jonathan Cape

Black cloth with gilt, blue and red lettering on spine

Reversible dust jacket designed by Raymond Hawkey

Dust jacket priced at 12s 6d

JOHN PEARSON

JAMES BOND: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY (1973)

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

JAMES BOND: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY 1st Edition

JAMES BOND: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY 1st Edition back cover

JAMES BOND: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY 1st Edition back cover memo detail

John Pearson
(1930-        )

First published October 1973 in London by Sidgwick & Jackson

Black cloth, gilt lettering

Dust jacket designed by Bartholomew Wilkins and Partners

Dust jacket priced at £2.75

 

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.

THE LIFE OF IAN FLEMING 1st Edition THE LIFE OF IAN FLEMING 1st Edition back cover THE LIFE OF IAN FLEMING Goldeneye motif

First published 1966 in London by Jonathan Cape

Black cloth, gilt lettering with embossed
Golden Eye motif on front board
   
Wraparound jacket designed by Jan Pienkowski
Dust jacket priced at 36s

CHRISTOPHER WOOD

CHRISTOPHER WOOD

Christopher Wood
(1935-2015)

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.

 

JAMES BOND AND MOONRAKER FIRST EDITION 1979

First published 1977 in London by Jonathan Cape

First published 1979 in London by Jonathan Cape
Wraparound jacket artwork by Bill Botten Wraparound jacket artwork by Bill Botten
Dust jacket priced at £3.50 Dust jacket priced at £5.95

JOHN GARDNER

John Gardner (1926-2007)

John Gardner
(1926-2007)

www.john-gardner.com

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)
LICENCE RENEWED FIRST EDITION 1981

FOR SPECIAL SERVICES FIRST EDITION 1982

First published
26th May 1981
in London by Jonathan Cape
First published
September 1982
in London by Jonathan Cape
First published
7th July 1983
in London by Jonathan Cape
First published
4th October 1984
in London by Jonathan Cape
Black cloth, gilt lettering Black cloth, gilt lettering Black cloth, gilt lettering Black cloth, gilt lettering
Jacket artwork by
Richard Chopping
Jacket artwork by
Bill Botten
Jacket artwork by
Bill Botten
Jacket artwork by
Trevor Scobie
Dust jacket priced
at £6.50
Dust jacket priced
at £6.95
Dust jacket priced
at £7.50
Dust jacket priced
at £7.95

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

First published
26th June 1986
in London by Jonathan Cape
First published
21st May 1987
in London by Jonathan Cape
First published
2nd June 1988
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published
July 1989
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
Black cloth, gilt lettering Black cloth, gilt lettering Black cloth, gilt lettering Blue cloth, gilt lettering
Jacket artwork by
Trevor Scobie
Jacket artwork by
Trevor Scobie
   
Dust jacket priced
at £8.95
Dust jacket priced
at £10.95
Dust jacket priced
at £10.95
Dust jacket priced
at £11.95

LICENCE TO KILL FIRST EDITION 1990

BROKENCLAW FIRST EDITION 1990 THE MAN FROM BARBAROSSA FIRST EDITION 1991

DEATH IS FOREVER FIRST EDITION 1992

First published
June 1990 in New York by
The Armchair Detective Library
*See notes below
First published
September 1990
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published
August 1991
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published
2nd July 1992
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
Black cloth, gilt lettering Red cloth, gilt lettering Black cloth, gilt lettering Black cloth, gilt lettering
Dust jacket priced
at £12.95
Dust jacket priced
at £12.95
Dust jacket priced
at £13.99
Dust jacket priced
at £14.99

NEVER SEND FLOWERS FIRST EDITION 1993

SEAFIRE FIRST EDITION 1994 GOLDENEYE FIRST EDITION 1995

COLD FIRST EDITION 1996

First published
15th July 1993
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published
August 1994
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published
4th January 1996
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published
2nd May 1996
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
Black cloth, gilt lettering Black cloth, gilt lettering Black cloth, gilt lettering Blue cloth, gilt lettering
Dust jacket priced
at £14.99
Dust jacket priced
at £16.99
Dust jacket priced
at £16.99
Dust jacket priced
at £16.99
LICENCE TO KILL PAPERBACK 1989

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

The 1990 ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE LIBRARY version (right) of LICENCE TO KILL was also issued as a Limited Edition of 100 signed copies with the US spelling 'LICENSE' (although the first page of the book retains the original spelling of the title). Bound in plum-coloured cloth with gilt trim and an illustration of the author, housed in a cloth slip-case.

 

RAYMOND BENSON

RAYMOND BENSON

Raymond Benson
(1955-0000)
www.raymondbenson.com

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

 
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

First published
April 1997
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published
October 1997
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published
May 1998
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published
May 1999
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
Black cloth, gilt lettering Black cloth, gilt lettering Blue cloth, gilt lettering Black cloth, gilt lettering
Jacket illustration
by David Scutt
  Jacket illustration
by David Scutt
Jacket illustration
by David Scutt
Dust jacket priced at £16.99 Dust jacket priced at £16.99 Dust jacket priced at £16.99 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

First published
8th November 1999
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published
April 2000
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published
3rd May 2001
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published
2nd May 2002
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
Black cloth, gilt lettering Black cloth, gilt lettering Black cloth, gilt lettering Red cloth, gilt lettering
  Jacket illustration
by David Scutt
   
Dust jacket priced at £16.99 Dust jacket priced at £16.99 Dust jacket priced at £17.99 Dust jacket priced at £18.99

DIE ANOTHER DAY FIRST EDITION 2002

     
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.

The James Bond Bedside Companion The James Bond Bedside Companion - Back cover

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)

BOND AND THE BUNNY
007 MAGAZINE's collectors' guide
to James Bond & PLAYBOY

*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    

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 First Edition

   

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)

SOLO First Edition

 

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

First published
26th September 2013
in London by Jonathan Cape

Hardcover

Cover designed by Suzanne Dean

Priced at £18.99

 

ANTHONY HOROWITZ

Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz
(1955-    )
www.anthonyhorowitz.com

TRIGGER MORTIS (2015)
FOREVER AND A DAY (2018)

 

TRIGGER MORTIS

FOREVER AND A DAY

 

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

Hardcover

Priced at £18.99

First published
31st May 2018
in London by Jonathan Cape

 

Hardcover

Priced at £18.99

CHARLIE HIGSON

CHARLIE HIGSON YOUNG BOND author

Charlie Higson
(1958 -     )
www.charliehigson.co.uk 

YOUNG BOND LOGO

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

SILVERFIN FIRST EDITION - YOUNG BOND

BLOOD FEVER FIRST EDITION - YOUNG BOND

DOUBLE OR DIE FIRST EDITION - YOUNG BOND

HURRICANE GOLD FIRST EDITION - YOUNG BOND

First published
March 2005
in London by Puffin/Penguin
First published
January 2006
in London by Puffin/Penguin
First published
January 2007
in London by Puffin/Penguin
First published
September 2007
in London by Puffin/Penguin
Softcover Softcover Softcover Hardcover
Priced at £5.99 Priced at £6.99 Priced at £6.99 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

Steve Cole

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

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

First published
6th November 2014
in London by
Doubleday Childrens

First published
5th May 2016
in London by
Doubleday Childrens

First published
1st September 2016
in London by
Doubleday Childrens

First published
4th May 2017
in London by
Doubleday Childrens

Hardcover

Hardcover

Hardcover Hardcover
Priced at £12.99

Priced at £14.99

Priced at £14.99 Priced at £14.99
 

CASINO ROYALE TEASER

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY TEASER

JAMES BOND NOVELS BY IAN FLEMING

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