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PENGUIN Centenary Edition UK Paperbacks 2009-2010
Cover design by Michael Gillette

On May 29, 2008 as part of the Ian Fleming Centenary, Penguin Books published new limited edition hardback versions of the author's James Bond novels. Paperback editions were then issued throughout the following year. The cover artwork by Michael Gillette (inspired by Robert McGinnis's iconic 1967 poster for Casino Royale) was identical to the hardback edition. The print-run for each title was limited to 5,000 copies, with a retail price of 7.99.

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
Published 23rd April 2009

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
Published 23rd April 2009
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
Published 23rd April 2009

THE MAN WITH
THE GOLDEN GUN
Published 23rd April 2009

LIVE AND LET DIE YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE CASINO ROYALE

DR. NO

LIVE AND LET DIE
Published 22nd May 2009

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
Published 2nd July 2009
CASINO ROYALE
Published 1st October 2009

DR. NO
Published 1st October 2009

OCTOPUSSY & THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS GOLDFINGER THUNDERBALL

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE

OCTOPUSSY
Published 1st October 2009
GOLDFINGER
Published 29th October 2009
THUNDERBALL
Published 7th January 2010

ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
Published 7th January 2010

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY MOONRAKER Michael Gillette

QUANTUM OF SOLACE Contraponto edition

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
Published 2nd June 2010
MOONRAKER
Published 29th October 2010

In 2010 Michael Gillette painted an additional cover for the Portuguese Contraponto edition of FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, which was re-titled QUANTUM OF SOLACE to tie in with Daniel Craig's second film as James Bond.

Michael Gillette concept artwork
Michael Gillette concept artwork
THUNDERBALL German Cross Cult paperback

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE German Cross Cult paperback

German Cross Cult paperback box set

In addition to creating an a new cover for the Portuguese Contraponto edition of QUANTUM OF SOLACE in 2010, Michael Gillette was later commissioned by German publisher Cross Cult to paint new artwork in a similar style for exclusive paperback editions of the continuation novels written by Robert Markham (Kingsley Amis) and John Gardner. COLONEL SUN was published in September 2014, with the last title, GOLDENEYE, not issued until June 2024.

Cross Cult have also published translated versions of the Ian Fleming titles (including a box set containing all 14 titles pictured above right), with the cover artwork featuring the German title of the novel. The German Cross Cult paperbacks of THUNDERBALL and ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE both feature different artwork to the UK original Penguin editions. Although the Cross Cult James Bond continuation novels also bore the German translation of the original titles, Michael Gillette sold several limited edition prints with the original English title from his website that were officially licensed by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.

COLONEL SUN

LICENCE RENEWED

FOR SPECIAL SERVICES

ICEBREAKER

COLONEL SUN
Published 29 September 2014
LICENCE RENEWED
Published 29 September 2014
FOR SPECIAL SERVICES
Published 16 March 2015
ICEBREAKER
Published 16 March 2015
ROLE OF HONOUR

NOBODY LIVES FOREVER

NO DEALS, MR BOND

SCORPIUS

ROLE OF HONOUR
Published 6 July 2015
NOBODY LIVES FOREVER
Published 6 July 2015
NO DEALS, MR BOND
Published 27 November 2015
SCORPIUS
Published 25 January 2016

WIN, LOSE OR DIE

BROKENCLAW THE MAN FROM BARBAROSSA

DEATH IS FOREVER

WIN, LOSE OR DIE
Published 25 April 2016
BROKENCLAW
Published 18 July 2016
THE MAN FROM BARBAROSSA
Published 20 December 2017
DEATH IS FOREVER
Published 6 March 2023

NEVER SEND FLOWERS

SEAFIRE COLD

GOLDENEYE

NEVER SEND FLOWERS
Published 5 June 2023
SEAFIRE
Published 4 September 2023
COLD
Published 11 December 2023
GOLDENEYE
Published 3 June 2024

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