New book delves into post-Fleming literary Bond

Mark Edlitz takes a deep dive into the James Bond continuation novels and other stories.

This week marked the release of James Bond After Fleming: The Continuation Novels by Mark Edlitz. It’s the first book devoted exclusively to the post-Fleming Bonds and covers more than 50 years of the literary Bond.

Previously Mark wrote The Many Lives of James Bond: How the Creators of 007 Have Decoded the Superspy (2019) and The Lost Adventures of James Bond: Timothy Dalton’s Third and Fourth Bond Films, James Bond Jr., and Other Unmade or Forgotten 007 Projects (2020).

Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels are among the most iconic and popular ever written. Despite their cultural importance, they represent just a fraction of the Bond novels. Since Fleming’s death, his estate has authorized the publication of numerous Bond continuation novels and spin-off works.

In the novels that follow Fleming’s, Bond battles SPECTRE, confronts Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s daughter, hunts a serial killer, rescues Miss Moneypenny from kidnappers,  investigates the mystery of who murdered his son, romances Pussy Galore, and visits Euro Disney.

With striking cover art by Sean Longmore and breathtaking interior art by Pat Carbajal, James Bond After Fleming takes the reader through a tour of 27 Bond novels, 1 biography, 1 novella, 9 books about a teenaged Bond, 3 novels about Miss Moneypenny, 1 concerning Bond’s nephew, 1 book about the other agents in the Double O section, 7 movie novelizations, and 8 short stories (5 about the adult Bond, 1 about the teen Bond, and 2 about Moneypenny).

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David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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