The best James Bond novels according to fans

July 2nd, 2024 by

Fan survey reveals the best-loved James Bond books. Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels have captivated readers for decades, creating an indelible legacy in the literary world. Recently, we conducted a survey to find out which of Fleming’s novels are considered the best by Bond fans. The responses provide a fascinating insight into the enduring popularity […]

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Collecting James Bond first edition books: budget options and smart alternatives

May 30th, 2024 by

While the value of James Bond first edition books puts them out of reach for many, affordable alternatives can be just as rewarding to collect. Collecting James Bond first edition books can be a thrilling endeavour for fans and bibliophiles alike. The allure of these books lies not only in their content but also in […]

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A celebration of Ian Fleming on the anniversary of his birth

May 28th, 2024 by

Today marks the anniversary of the birth Ian Fleming, the author who introduced the world to James Bond in Casino Royale and went on to write a total of fourteen James Bond books. Born in Mayfair on 28 May 1908, during the war Fleming excelled as assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence. In this capacity he […]

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Review: James Bond: 007 (2024) #2 from Dynamite

April 30th, 2024 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the second issue of Dynamite’s 2024 volume of James Bond:007! Will it be more violent than the first?

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Mission Report: Goldeneye – the return

April 26th, 2024 by

Darryl Marsch reports on his second visit to Goldeneye Resort, from where he recently returned. Crescent moonlight reflected milkily off of my companion as she swam.  By day, the lagoon at Goldeneye sparkled like an aquamarine, but at midnight, its waters only faintly glinted like a shiny, black onyx.  My companion jackknifed her body under […]

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James Bond cars: the Pierce Brosnan era

April 18th, 2024 by

Pierce Brosnan’s films redefined the automotive landscape of the James Bond series with 007 driving BMWs alongside classic Aston Martins. After six long years without a new film, James Bond stormed back into action in Goldeneye. The Aston Martin DB5 was back for the first time since Thunderball, 30 years before. Yet, the 1995 film […]

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Champagne and Benzedrine: amphetamine use in the James Bond books

April 9th, 2024 by

While 007’s heavy drinking and smoking made the transition to the silver screen, so far his occasional amphetamine use has not. In Daniel Craig’s debut as 007 Le Chiffre sometimes draws a breath from a metal inhaler. Apart from the material from which it is made, the design of the inhaler in Casino Royale precisely […]

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James Bond cars: the Timothy Dalton era

March 27th, 2024 by

A detailed look at James Bond’s cars and other vehicles in Timothy Dalton’s two outings as 007. The departure of Roger Moore turned the page on an era of James Bond, ushering in Timothy Dalton with a promise of change. Dalton’s Bond was a departure from the suave, smooth-talking spy we had grown accustomed to; […]

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Review: James Bond: 007 (2024) #1 from Dynamite

March 19th, 2024 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the first issue of Dynamite’s 2024 volume of James Bond: 007, with a new creative team and celebrating ten years of publishing Bond comics!

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First edition James Bond books: a collector’s guide to finding and evaluating

March 15th, 2024 by

A guide to get you started finding and appraising first edition James Bond books. In the world of literary collectibles, few names stir as much excitement and allure as James Bond. Created by Ian Fleming, this quintessential spy has not only captured the imagination of readers worldwide but has also established a significant presence in […]

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