Sebastian Faulks has been announced as the author of a brand new James Bond novel, to be published next year by Penguin Books in the UK and Doubleday in the US.
Devil May Care will be published on 28th May 2008 to mark the centenary of Ian Fleming’s birth. It is a year since Ian Fleming Publications announced that a new Bond book had been commissioned but had held back on revealing the author and title until now.
Fleming’s last book, Octopussy, was published posthumously in 1966 although Kingsley Amis continued the series with Colonel Sun and John Gardner and Raymond Benson brought the series up to date. Fleming fans may be relieved to learn that Devil May Care continues Fleming’s Cold War tradition, with the action is played out across two continents, exotic locations and several of the world’s most thrilling cities.
To commemorate the centenary year Penguin are launching a brand new imprint – Penguin 007 – under which they will publish all their Bond titles, including Devil May Care.