The book includes interviews with fifteen actors who have depicted Bond across different media.
The Many Lives of James Bond offers the largest ever collection of original interviews with actors who have played Bond in different media.
The book also offers in-depth interviews with many of the diverse artists who have contributed their talents to the making of James Bond movies, television shows, novels, radio dramas, comic books, and video games. These wide-ranging interviews provide a behind-the-scenes look at the artists’ goals, the challenges they faced, and how they met them.
The James Bond Dossier reviewed the book in 2019 when it was first released, concluding it is “An essential addition to the Bond canon”.
Praise for The Many Lives of James Bond
James Chapman, author of Licence To Thrill: A Cultural History of the James Bond Films:
We all want to know ‘the inside story’ of Bond – and thanks to Mark Edlitz we now have possibly the fullest collection of Bond oral histories ever published in a single volume. What I particularly liked about The Many Lives of James Bond is that it recognizes the many and multifaceted contributions to Bond in all his media forms. An essential addition to every Bondologist’s bookshelf.
Lee Pfeiffer, co-author of The Incredible World of 007:
Mark Edlitz has provided an insightful book that goes off the well-worn path in terms of interviews and provides perspectives from people associated with the films, novels, comic books, and video games. Even if your Bond library is extensive, you’ll want to add this informative and highly entertaining work to your collection.
Bruce Scivally, co-author of James Bond: The Legacy:
If you think you know all there is to know about 007, think again. Mark Edlitz has compiled a remarkable treasure-trove of 007 interviews, with insights not only from actors, filmmakers, and authors but also from the creators of James Bond music, comic books, and video games. There is much information here that has never before been revealed, making this a must-have for both casual and hard-core James Bond fans. Pour a martini and dive into the many amazing worlds of 007!
This new paperback edition will be published by Lyons Press in the United States on 1st October and in the UK on 1st December 2021. It is available for pre-order from Amazon now.