New James Bond author confirmed

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.

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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5 Responses to “New James Bond author confirmed”

  • Niller boy

    I believe that it is silly, that people are still writing Bond books. I meen; They cannot do as good as Fleming… And look at the titles. Colonel sun, The davil may care. What could be more inappropriate? Its not up to the Ian Fleming titles…

  • Carson

    I dunno, Niller…it could be fun to read Bond books afresh in between the films. It won’t hurt, right? Then bring it on.

  • Fi

    Who cares about the books! They need material to make the films, no material no films.

  • M

    Maybe you should try reading the books Fi, they are a great read. Just to clarify, the books and films are completely separate, so a new book doesn’t mean add to the material available for a new film, that is up to the scriptwriters.

  • christakis

    My main beef is, When will they start taking use of the Non Fleming novels and imprint them onto film?

    How many books and new story titles we’ve had since Kingsley Amis through Raymond Benson and none have made it into movies?
    Come on I look forward to the new author’s approach, but let’s see some of them make it onto cinema for a change. Enough waiting!!!