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  1. Trigger Mortis pulls Bond back on track – racing track

    Photo posted to Twitter by Kate Mills (@Kate7Mills), fiction editor of Orion Publishing, used with kind permission

    Photo posted to Twitter by Kate Mills (@Kate7Mills), fiction editor of Orion Publishing, used with kind permission

    With the various news and goings-on around the latest cinematic James Bond adventure – mainly speaking about the musically side of affairs here, see below official announcement – another main event for fans is today’s release of Alex Horowitz’s brand new 007 adventure Trigger Mortis.

     

    Horowitz launched the book yesterday evening at a special event at Waterstones Piccadilly where he talked about the book, his writing experience and his connection to 007 and Ian Fleming. Huge stacks of copies were signed and our spotters report a fun evening filled with exciting details about Bond’s latest adventure, the first continuation effort to include material by Ian Fleming himself.

     

    As such Trigger Mortis is without a doubt a unique entry into the official canon, offering a splinter of Fleming’s idea for a – never realised – James Bond TV series. The idea, centred around the Grand Prix car race at classic German racing track Nürburgring, remained a fragment Fleming had no chance to use in further works. But so far reviews seem to indicate the original tallies nicely with Horowitz’s full-length novel and the overall verdict of the critics seems to be favourable (see the BBC’s overview here).

     

    The die-hard Fleming buffs are of course not satisfied by the media buzz and will want to judge for themselves. Once you’ve read the book you’re welcome to discuss your impressions in this thread of our forum.

    Helmut Schierer @ 2015-09-08
  2. New Bond Novel is “Trigger Mortis”

    The press release from Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.:

    JAMES BOND RACES AGAINST A COUNTDOWN TO TERROR IN

     

    TRIGGER MORTIS

     

    Anthony Horowitz lifts lid on title of new 007 novel and announces “Pussy Galore is back!”
     
    Anthony Horowitz reveals today (28th May), on what would have been James Bond creator Ian Fleming’s 107th birthday, that his forthcoming official 007 adventure is to be titled Trigger Mortis. In a move that will whet the appetite of fans worldwide and is unprecedented among recent Bond novels – the contents have always been shrouded in mystery until publication – Horowitz divulges that the secret agent’s new adventure begins in 1957, two weeks after the events of Fleming’s Goldfinger. Horowitz places Bond in the middle of the Soviet-American Space Race as the United States prepares for a critical rocket launch, and brings back the most famous Bond Girl of all: Pussy Galore!
     
    Horowitz is the latest contemporary novelist to tackle literature’s greatest action hero, and the first to place his work directly within Fleming’s original canon. As well as Pussy Galore, the book features: brand new Bond Girl Jeopardy Lane; Jai Seung Sin, a sadistic, scheming Korean adversary hell-bent on vengeance; and breathless, globe-trotting adventure. Uniquely among latter-day Bond authors, Horowitz has included original Ian Fleming material: a treatment for Murder on Wheels, an episode of a television series that was never made. Fleming’s text sees Bond in the high-octane world of motor racing and it is his never-used plot that kicks off the action of Trigger Mortis.
     
    Anthony Horowitz said: “It was always my intention to go back to the true Bond, which is to say, the Bond that Fleming created and it was a fantastic bonus having some original, unseen material from the master to launch my story. I was so glad that I was allowed to set the book two weeks after my favourite Bond novel, Goldfinger, and I’m delighted that Pussy Galore is back! It was great fun revisiting the most famous Bond Girl of all – although she is by no means the only dangerous lady in Trigger Mortis. I hope fans enjoy it. My aim was to make this the most authentic James Bond novel anyone could have written.”
     
    Trigger Mortis will be published on 8th September by Orion Publishing.

     
    IFP have also released both the UK (left) and the US (right) cover art:

    UK-Project-One-cover1   US-Project-One-cover

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    For more information, visit the book’s website www.triggermortis.co.uk/

    Heiko Baumann @ 2015-05-28
  3. Anthony Horowitz to write new James Bond novel

    Anthony-HorowitzIn an interview with The Guardian earlier this year, bestselling author Anthony Horowitz stated that he’d love to write an adult James Bond novel. Looks like his wish came true, as IFP today announced him as exactly that: the author of the new adult James Bond novel. A worldwide release date has been fixed for September 8th 2015, and it’ll be based on “previously unseen material written by Ian Fleming” – an unused screen treatment for an episode of Ian Flemings planned James Bond TV series named “Murder on Wheels”.

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    Heiko Baumann @ 2014-10-01
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