Good news for fans of Raymond Benson’s Bond series, a second anthology has been announced by Pegasus Books to follow last years The Union Trilogy. Tentatively titled Choice of Weapons, the anthology will consist of Zero Minus Ten (1997), The Facts of Death (1998) and The Man with the Red Tattoo (2002). As an added bonus it will also include the short stories, Live at Five and Midsummer Night’s Doom.
Originally published in Playboy magazine in 1999, Midsummer Night’s Doom was Benson’s second 007 short story following an edited version of Blast From the Past in the January 1997 edition of Playboy. An unedited English version was finally released as part of The Union Trilogy anthology last year. Later in 1999, Live at Five was published in a November issue of TV Guide.
No date has currently been set for the anthology, but Pegasus Books is said to be eying a release sometime around spring or summer 2010.
With the release of Choice of Weapons, the only remaining uncollected James Bond works by Raymond Benson will be his three novelizations: Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day.
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