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JAMES BOND NOVELS BY OTHER AUTHORS
WRITTEN & COMPILED BY KEVIN HARPER

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

KINGSLEY AMIS (writing under the pseudonym Robert Markham)

 COLONEL SUN (1968) [elements of the story used in The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Spectre (2015)]

Sir Kingsley Amis

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

COLONEL SUN

First published 28th March 1968 in London by Jonathan Cape

Brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine

 Wraparound dust jacket designed by Tom Adams (1926-2019)

Dust jacket priced at 21s

The Companion Book Club was operated by Odhams Press Limited and reprinted fiction and non-fiction titles from many different publishers during the 1960s and early 1970s, earning a significant following among readers in Britain. The Club published thrillers, mysteries and modern adventure novels. The stylish dust jacket artwork for COLONEL SUN was by British artist and illustrator Barry Wilkinson (1923-2007) who depicted the eponymous villain of the novel (looking suspiciously like Chairman Mao!) as he tortures James Bond, and also included the dragon motif as seen on the Jonathan Cape hard cover edition. Companion Book Club publications were available to members at a much lower price than original hard cover first editions. The Companion Book Club edition of COLONEL SUN also retained the illustrated map of the island of Vrakonisi reproduced on the rear endpapers.

COLONEL SUN Companion Book Club Edition 1968
 

COLONEL SUN

1968 The Companion Book Club Edition

Light blue cloth, gilt lettering within green panel on spine

Wraparound dust jacket designed by Barry Wilkinson (1923-2007)

Dust jacket priced at 6s 6d to members only

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 the last two Ian Fleming James 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’! - a reference to the volume mentioned in chapter 4 of Ian Fleming's GOLDFINGER, in which Bond hides his Walther PPK.

THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER

THE BOOK OF BOND OR EVERY MAN HIS OWN 007

THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER

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 (1936-2022) based on the famous trompe l'oeil paintings by Richard Chopping reproduced on the dust jackets of the Ian Fleming James Bond novels

Dust jacket priced at 16s

THE BOOK OF BOND (OR EVERY MAN HIS OWN 007)

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)
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

 

John Pearson
(1930-2021)

JAMES BOND: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY

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

THE LIFE OF IAN FLEMING

First published 1966 in London by Jonathan Cape
Black cloth, gilt lettering with embossed
Golden Eye motif on front board
Wraparound dust jacket designed by Jan Pienkowski (1936-2022)
Dust jacket priced at 36s

The original bust of a young Ian Fleming was sculpted in the early 1930s by Simone Panchaud de Bottomes. Ian Fleming had met the family when he was a student at Geneva University, and was briefly engaged to Simone's daughter Monique. He would later give the name Monique Delacroix to James Bond's mother in his penultimate novel YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1964).

The Life of Ian Fleming Compantion Book Club Edition

A replica of the bust was created and photographed for the cover of the Jonathan Cape first edition of The Life of Ian Fleming, and a small number of copies were produced and used in publicity for the book.

The Companion Book Club also issued two lower priced editions of John Pearson's The Life of Ian Fleming in 1966. The standard Companion Book Club edition had black cloth boards with the title and author in gilt lettering in a pale blue panel on the spine, with pale blue page edging. The book was priced at 5s 9d.

Both the standard and Collector's De Luxe Editions had a wraparound dust jacket designed by British artist and illustrator John Canning (born 1923-deceased), now best remembered primarily for his work on the long-running Doctor Who strip in TV Comic from 1966 through to 1971, and again from 1975 to 1978.

John Canning's dust jacket featured an illustrated version of the Ian Fleming bust seen on the rear of the Jonathan Cape hard cover edition. Also depicted are a silhouetted figure of James Bond holding a harpoon gun, with Oddjob and the gold-painted body of Jill Masterton on a bed between them. The spine shows Honey Rider from DOCTOR NO, and the character of Auric Goldfinger on the rear

THE LIFE OF IAN FLEMING

1966 The Companion Book Club Collector's De Luxe Edition
Faux leather boards, gilt lettering on spine
Wraparound dust jacket designed by John Canning
Dust jacket priced at 7s 3d to members only

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.

Christopher Wood with Barbara Bach at the premiere of The Spy Who Loved Me held at the ODEON Leicester Square on Thursday July 7, 1977.

JAMES BOND, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME FIRST EDITION 1977

JAMES BOND AND MOONRAKER FIRST EDITION 1979

JAMES BOND, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME JAMES BOND AND MOONRAKER

First published 1977 in London by Jonathan Cape

First published 1979 in London by Jonathan Cape
Wraparound dust jacket artwork by Bill Botten Dust 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)
[LICENSE RENEWED for US publication]
FOR SPECIAL SERVICES (1982)
ICEBREAKER (1983)
ROLE OF HONOUR (1984)
NOBODY LIVES FOR EVER (1986)
[NOBODY LIVES FOREVER for US publication]
NO DEALS, MR. BOND (1987)
SCORPIUS (1988)
LICENCE TO KILL (1989)
A novelization of the screenplay by
Michael G. Wilson & 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 & Jeffrey Caine
COLD (1996) [Retitled COLD FALL for US publication]

LICENCE RENEWED FIRST EDITION 1981

FOR SPECIAL SERVICES FIRST EDITION 1982

ICEBREAKER FIRST EDITION 1983

ROLE OF HONOUR FIRST EDITION 1983

LICENCE RENEWED FOR SPECIAL SERVICES ICEBREAKER ROLE OF HONOUR
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
Dust jacket artwork by
Richard Chopping,
designed by Mon Mohan
Dust jacket artwork by
Bill Botten
Dust jacket artwork by
Bill Botten
Dust 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

NOBODY LIVES FOR EVER NO DEALS MR. BOND SCORPIUS WIN, LOSE OR DIE
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
Dust jacket artwork by
Trevor Scobie
Dust 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

LICENCE TO KILL BROKENCLAW THE MAN FROM BARBAROSSA DEATH IS FOREVER
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

NEVER SEND FLOWERS SEAFIRE GOLDENEYE COLD
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
**See notes below
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 illustration
by David Scutt
  Dust jacket illustration
by David Scutt
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.

**The true UK hard cover first edition of GOLDENEYE was published by the Book Club Associates, and issued several months before the Hodder & Stoughton version. The dust jackets were identical apart from the publisher logo on the spine and title page.

 

 

RAYMOND BENSON

RAYMOND BENSON

Raymond Benson
(1955- )
www.raymondbenson.com

BLAST FROM THE PAST (1997)*
[Short story first published in an edited version 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)**
[Short story first published 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)
[Short story first published in the listings magazine
TV GUIDE, November 13-19, 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

Raymond Benson with the 1984 US hardcover first edition of The James Bond Bedside Companion published by Dodd Mead.

ZERO MINUS TEN FIRST EDITION 1997

TOMORROW NEVER DIES FIRST EDITION 1997

THE FACTS OF DEATH FIRST EDITION 1998

HIGH TIME TO KILL FIRST EDITION 1999

ZERO MINUS TEN TOMORROW NEVER DIES THE FACTS OF DEATH HIGH TIME TO KILL
First published
3rd April 1997
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published
October 1997
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published
7th May 1998
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published
6th May 1999
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
Black cloth, gilt lettering Black cloth, gilt lettering Blue cloth, gilt lettering Black cloth, gilt lettering
Dust jacket illustration
by David Scutt
  Dust jacket illustration
by David Scutt
Dust 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

THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH DOUBLESHOT NEVER DREAM OF DYING THE MAN WITH
THE RED TATTOO
First published
8th November 1999
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published
4th 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
  Dust jacket illustration
by David Scutt
Dust jacket artwork by
Steve Stone
 
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

LIVE AT FIVE - TV GUIDE 13 November 1999 The Union Trilogy Choice of Weapons
DIE ANOTHER DAY LIVE AT FIVE The Union Trilogy Choice of Weapons
First published
7th November 2002
in London by
Hodder & Stoughton
First published in TV GUIDE November 13-19, 1999
[With a full colour illustration
by Steve Chorney
]
Pegasus Books 2008 Pegasus Books 2010
Blue cloth, gilt lettering Cover design by Michael Fusco Cover design by Michael Fusco
Dust jacket priced at £18.99 Paperback edition Paperback edition


Raymond Benson's James Bond novels and short stories were later collected in two anthologies.

*In 2008 the unedited version of BLAST FROM THE PAST was first published in the USA in The Union Trilogy. Originally available in a paperback edition from Pegasus Books, and in 2010 as a Barnes & Noble Stores exclusive limited hardcover edition published by Fall River Press. The Union Trilogy included three of Benson's later novels: HIGH TIME TO KILL (1999), DOUBLESHOT (2000) and NEVER DREAM OF DYING (2001).

**MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DOOM was later published in 2010 by Pegasus Books as part of Choice of Weapons, a second paperback anthology of three Raymond Benson James Bond novels which included ZERO MINUS TEN (1997), THE FACTS OF DEATH (1998) and THE MAN WITH THE RED TATTOO (2002). Also included was LIVE AT FIVE - a very short James Bond story originally published in the weekly listing magazine TV GUIDE in 1999.

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 telephone 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, the first James Bond story to be featured in the publication since Ian Fleming's 1962 novella OCTOPUSSY was serialized over two issues in 1966. 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

Dust jacket designed by Peter Thorpe

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

[1986 US Galahad edition reverse illustrated]

BOND AND THE BUNNY
007 MAGAZINE 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 seventy 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

DEVIL MAY CARE Poster

Sebastian Faulks DEVIL MAY CARE

Sebastian Faulks
(1953- )
www.sebastianfaulks.com

DEVIL MAY CARE

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 CARTE BLANCHE Dubai

Jeffery Deaver
(1950- )
www.jefferydeaver.com

CARTE BLANCHE

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

Dust jacket designed by
David Gill

Priced at £19.99

   

WILLIAM BOYD

SOLO (2013)
William Boyd

SOLO First Edition

William Boyd SOLO

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

SOLO

First published
26th September 2013
in London by
Jonathan Cape

Dust Jacket 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)
WITH A MIND TO KILL
(2022)

 

WITH A MIND TO KILL Alternate variant first edition with stencilled ‘007’ page edge Waterstones exclusive

WITH A MIND TO KILL*

Alternate variant first edition with stencilled
‘007’ page edge *Waterstones exclusive

TRIGGER MORTIS First edition

FOREVER AND A DAY First edition

TRIGGER MORTIS

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

Black cloth, silver lettering with embossed
skull motif on front board.

Wraparound dust jacket designed by
Joy Cohn/Niels Jahn Knudsen

Priced at £18.99

FOREVER AND A DAY

First published 31st May 2018
in London by Jonathan Cape

Black cloth, gilt lettering with embossed
boat motif on front board and 007 logo on rear board.

Wraparound dust jacket
designed by Kris Potter

Priced at £18.99

WITH A MIND TO KILL WITH A MIND TO KILL front board TRIGGER MORTIS Front board

FOREVER AND A DAY Front board

WITH A MIND TO KILL

First published 26th May 2022
in London by Jonathan Cape

White cloth, silver-blue lettering with embedded
bullet motif on front board.

Dust jacket designed by Kris Potter

Priced at £20.00

TRIGGER MORTIS
Embossed skull motif
on front board

FOREVER AND A DAY
Embossed boat motif
on front board

CHARLIE HIGSON

ON HIS MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (2023)

Published on 4th May 2023 to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III on Saturday May 6th – and 60 years after the publication of Ian Fleming’s tenth novel, ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, in 1963. All royalties from sales of the book will support the work of the National Literacy Trust, an independent UK charity working with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life.

CHARLIE HIGSON

ON HIS MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE

ON HIS MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Charlie Higson

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

ON HIS MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE

First published
4th May 2023
 in London by
Ian Fleming Publications

Cover designed by
Steven Aspinall

Priced at £12.99

   

LICENCED SPIN-OFF NOVELS BY OTHER AUTHORS

Glidrose Productions, which later became Ian Fleming Publications (IFP) have also licenced several spin-off novels featuring the character of James Bond, or others from the Ian Fleming universe. The first of these was The Adventures of James Bond Junior 003½ (1967) which featured a lead character who is the nephew of James Bond and bearing the same name as his uncle. However, in Ian Fleming's own novels James Bond was was an only child and an orphan.

The Moneypenny Diaries is a series chronicling the life of Miss Moneypenny, M's personal secretary in Ian Fleming's James Bond novels. The diaries were written by Samantha Weinberg under the pseudonym Kate Westbrook, who is credited as the “editor”. Also in 2005 Charlie Higson wrote SILVERFIN, the first in a series of James Bond novels aimed at young adults. The stories featured Ian Fleming's character as a teenager attending school at Eton College in the 1930s. Higson's final YOUNG BOND novel was published in 2008. The series resumed in 2014, with Steve Cole taking over the writing duties for a further four novels. In 2021 IFP announced a new series of novels not featuring James Bond as the main character, but instead introducing readers to a new generation of Double-O agents. Written by Kim Sherwood, the first novel in the series DOUBLE OR NOTHING was published in September 2022.

ARTHUR CALDER-MARSHALL (writing under the pseudonym R.D. MASCOTT)

Arthur Calder-Marshall (1908-1992)

Arthur Calder-Marshall
(1908-1992)

THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BOND JUNIOR 003½ (1967) UK title
003½ THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BOND JUNIOR (1968) US title
The daring exploits of the nephew of 007 (A story for boys and girls aged 8-14)

The children's novel centres around the exploits of James Bond Junior (son of David Bond - presumably the brother of Ian Fleming's character), and his gang of schoolmates called the “Pride of Lions”. The Adventures of James Bond Junior 003½ was published under the pseudonym R.D. Mascott, whose real identity was kept a secret for decades until it was confirmed by his executors to be English novelist Arthur Calder-Marshall (19 August 1908 – 17 April 1992). The Adventures of James Bond Junior 003½ can now be seen as a less-than-successful attempt to launch the character at the youth market, and whilst reasonably well-received by critics upon publication, no follow-up was produced. Although an officially licenced spin-off from the literary James Bond series, its place within the canon has never been fully established. The idea of James Bond's nephew was resurrected in 1991 with the US animated TV series co-created by James Bond film producer Michael G. Wilson. James Bond Jr. debuted on September 30, 1991 and ran for 65 22-minute episodes ending on March 2, 1992.

THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BOND JUNIOR 003½

Illustration by Christopher Chamberlain

003½ THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BOND JUNIOR

 

THE ADVENTURES OF
JAMES BOND JUNIOR 003½

Illustration by
Christopher Chamberlain
(1918-1984)

003½ THE ADVENTURES OF
JAMES BOND JUNIOR

 
First published 1967
in London by
Jonathan Cape
  First published 1968
in New York by
Random House
 
Hardcover - black cloth boards   Hardcover  
Illustrated dust jacket
priced at 16s
Jacket drawing by Jane Hood
  Colour illustration on front board  
Frontispiece and nine
black & white illustrations
by Christopher Chamberlain
  27 black & white illustrations by
Michael Jackson
 

SAMANTHA WEINBERG (writing under the pseudonym KATE WESTBROOK)

Kate Westbrook

Samantha Weinberg
(1966- )

THE MONEYPENNY DIARIES: GUARDIAN ANGEL (2005)
THE MONEYPENNY DIARIES: SECRET SERVANT (2006)
THE MONEYPENNY DIARIES: FINAL FLING (2008)

Samantha Weinberg also wrote two short stories featuring Jane Moneypenny:
FIRST DATE was originally published in the November 11, 2006 issue of The Spectator, and FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, JAMES first appeared in the November 2006 issue of Tatler (with illustrations by Mick Brownfield). The two short stories were released for free as an Amazon Kindle edition on September 10, 2020 under the title THE MONEYPENNY DIARIES: SECRET CHAPTERS.

THE MONEYPENNY DIARIES GUARDIAN ANGEL

THE MONEYPENNY DIARIES SECRET SERVANT

THE MONEYPENNY DIARIES FINAL FLING

THE MONEYPENNY DIARIES GUARDIAN ANGEL

First published
10th October 2005
in London by John Murray

Hardcover

Priced at £17.99

THE MONEYPENNY DIARIES SECRET SERVANT

First published
2nd November 2006
in London by John Murray

Hardcover

Priced at £17.99

THE MONEYPENNY DIARIES FINAL FLING

First published
1st May 2008
in London by John Murray

Hardcover

Cover artist Stina Perrson

Priced at £17.99

THE MONEYPENNY DIARIES SECRET CHAPTERS

Amazon Kindle edition
10th September 2020

Contains two short stories: FIRST DATE
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, JAMES

 

CHARLIE HIGSON

CHARLIE HIGSON YOUNG BOND author

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

YOUNG BOND LOGO

SILVERFIN
(2005)
BLOOD FEVER (2006)
DOUBLE OR DIE (2007)
HURRICANE GOLD (2007)
BY ROYAL COMMAND (2008)
DANGER SOCIETY:
THE YOUNG BOND DOSSIER
(2009)
A non-fiction companion to the YOUNG BOND series of novels. The book also includes an original YOUNG BOND short story by Charlie Higson entitled A HARD MAN TO KILL.

Charlie Higson HURRICANE GOLD

SILVERFIN FIRST EDITION - YOUNG BOND

BLOOD FEVER FIRST EDITION - YOUNG BOND

DOUBLE OR DIE FIRST EDITION - YOUNG BOND

HURRICANE GOLD FIRST EDITION - YOUNG BOND

SILVERFIN

BLOOD FEVER

DOUBLE OR DIE HURRICANE GOLD
First published
3rd March 2005
in London by Puffin/Penguin
First published
5th January 2006
in London by Puffin/Penguin
First published
4th January 2007
in London by Puffin/Penguin
First published
6 September 2007
in London by Puffin/Penguin
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BY ROYAL COMMAND - 1st Edition

DANGER SOCIETY: THE YOUNG BOND DOSSIER



DANGER SOCIETY:
THE YOUNG BOND DOSSIER

A non-fiction companion to the YOUNG BOND series of novels written by Charlie Higson. The book contains in-depth character profiles of the cars, the weapons and the exotic locations, plus facts, statistics, photographs and maps, with illustrations by Kev Walker (1965- ).

The book also includes an original YOUNG BOND short story by Charlie Higson entitled A HARD MAN TO KILL.

BY ROYAL COMMAND

DANGER SOCIETY:
THE YOUNG BOND DOSSIER
   
First published
3rd September 2008
in London by Puffin/Penguin
First published
29th October 2009
in London by Puffin/Penguin
   
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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)

Steve Cole SHOOT TO KILL

Young Bond author Steve Cole at the 2015 Swindon Youth Festival of Literature with copies of the SHOOT TO KILL paperback edition.

SHOOT TO KILL - 1st edition

HEADS YOU DIE 1st edition

STRIKE LIGHTNING 1st Edition

RED NEMESIS 1st Edition

SHOOT TO KILL HEADS YOU DIE STRIKE LIGHTNING RED NEMESIS

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

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Blacksheep Design
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KIM SHERWOOD
A new James Bond trilogy featuring the next generation of Double O agents

DOUBLE OR NOTHING (2022)
A SPY LIKE ME (2024)
Kim Sherwood

DOUBLE OR NOTHING

A SPY LIKE ME

 

Kim Sherwood (1989- )

DOUBLE OR NOTHING

First published
1st September 2022
in London by
HarperCollins

Hardcover

Cover designed by
Andrew Davis & Claire Ward

Priced at £20.00

A SPY LIKE ME

First published
24th April 2024
in London by
Hemlock Press

Hardcover

Cover designed by
Pete Garceau

Priced at £16.99

 
 

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