The release dates for the upcoming 007 collection by Raymond Benson, James Bond: The Union Trilogy: Three 007 Novels, have changed in the UK and US.
The updated listing peg the book for a 7 October release in the UK, while a one month delay has pushed the collection back to 6 November in the US. Pre-order links are available at the end of this article.
James Bond: The Union Trilogy: Three 007 Novels will bring together Benson’s three Bond adventures High Time To Kill, Doubleshot and Never Dream of Dying into one omnibus edition.
As the cover artwork details, this new Union Trilogy collection will also feature a brand new introduction by Benson. What makes this forthcoming Bond omnibus especially notable is that it will additionally 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 collection will be published as an 832-page paperback by Pegasus Books. The publisher is currently planning for an additional Benson Bond collection to follow sometime 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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