Outstanding news today for fans of Raymond Benson’s 007 adventures and literary James Bond collectors alike.
The Literary 007 website reports that three of Benson’s Bond novels are to be republished in an omnibus edition by Pegasus Books in the US in October 2008.
This new collection will feature an introdution by Benson and will bring together the author’s ‘Union Trilogy’–High Time To Kill, Doubleshot and Never Dream of Dying. As an added bonus to Bond fans, this omnibus will also include the complete, unedited version of Benson’s first 007 short story, Blast From The Past.
Blast From The Past was first (and up to this point, only) published in an edited version in the January 1997 edition of Playboy magazine. The full-length short story was originally only made available in French and Italian.
The Literary 007 also adds that Pegasus Books is currently planning to follow this omnibus (a title is yet to be announced) with yet another Benson collection in 2009.
Benson’s other Bond-related works include novels Zero Minus Ten, The Facts of Death and The Man with the Red Tattoo, the Midsummer Night’s Doom and Live at Five short stories and the film novelizations for Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day.
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