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  1. James Bond fans unite to get John Gardner's 007 back in action

    GardnerRenewed.org

    John Gardner

    John Gardner

    In the early-1980s, novelist John Gardner (1926-2007) undertook the impossible task of bringing Ian Fleming’s “master spy” James Bond 007 into the new decade, ending up with a product that reinvigorated the Bond literary franchise after many years of inactivity. First published by Glidrose Publications (currently Ian Fleming Publications) and Jonathan Cape in 1981, Licence Renewed was the first of 14 original James Bond novels written by Gardner.

    May 2011 will mark the 30th anniversary of the release of Licence Renewed and in honor of this anniversary, a campaign to get all 14 of Gardner’s James Bond novels reprinted began on the CommanderBond.net Forums on April 16, 2010.

    From 1981 to 1996, Gardner penned 14 original novels and 2 novelizations featuring James Bond 007. The majority of Gardner’s novels have been out of print for 20 or more years and COLD, Gardner’s final contribution to the series, hasn’t been in print since 1997!

    The purpose of the “Reprint John Gardner’s 007 Now” campaign is to gather “followers” that wish to see these novels reprinted (complete with uniform cover art) in the near future.

    GardnerRenewed.org

    There are many ways to get involved and show your support. They include:

    If you’re unfamiliar with John Gardner’s literary 007 series, feel free to check out the following CommanderBond.net ‘Looking Back…’ series:

    Fans can also participate in CBn’s Blades Library Book Club, where they can post their own reviews of Gardner’s Bond novels on the CBn Forums. Full details here.

    As always, keep your browsers locked on the CommanderBond.net main page and our Discussion Forums for all the latest literary 007 coverage and news.

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    Devin Zydel @ 2010-04-30
  2. John Gardner's The Liquidator to return in 2010

    John Gardner’s The Liquidator will be back in action in 2010.

    According to an update posted on the recently redesigned and relaunched John-Gardner.com website, the James Bond author’s very first novel, 1964′s The Liquidator, is set to be reprinted later this year in the UK.

    The comedic thriller introduced secret agent Boysie Oakes, a character Gardner would be bring back for several of his future novels in the series, such as Understrike and Amber Nine.

    This new reprint of The Liquidator will be released by classic thrillers and crime publisher Ostara Publishing. No specific release date has been announced yet, but October 2010 is the targeted month.

    For an interesting take on the connections between Gardner’s James Bond series and The Liquidator, check out the following CommanderBond.net article: Past James Bond Author References In John Gardner’s ‘The Liquidator’.

    Keep your browsers locked on the CommanderBond.net main page and our Discussion Forums for all the latest literary 007 coverage and news.

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    Devin Zydel @ 2010-04-27
  3. John-Gardner.com is back in action

    The offcial website for author John Gardner, www.John-Gardner.com, is back in action with an all-new look.

    John Gardner

    John Gardner

    Best known by James Bond fans as the continuation author who guided 007 through 14 official novels and 2 novelizations in the 1980′s and 90′s, Mr. Gardner’s contributions to the literary Bond legacy should not be understated.

    The redesigned and relaunched website has several new features, including a news section and Twitter feed to make it even easier for followers to stay up to date.

    Also worth checking out is the biography section and the photo galleries, featuring numerous editions of the Bond novels, from 1981′s Licence Renewed to 1996′s COLD.

    Check it out today: www.John-Gardner.com

    Keep your browsers locked on the CommanderBond.net main page and our Discussion Forums for all the latest literary 007 coverage and news.

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    Devin Zydel @ 2010-04-13
  4. The Blades Library Book Club: COLD

    Welcome back to The Blades Library Book Club – the place for quality discussions of the books of James Bond!

    John Gardner's 'COLD'

    John Gardner’s COLD

    Every two months a James Bond 007 novel is chosen for the club members to read. A thread is posted in the club forums listing locations on where you can find the novel. Discussions about the book will go on as the book is read and when it is finished. Another thread will be created so that club members can post their review and give a rating on the current book.

    All fans of the Literary Bond are eligible for membership. All you need to do to sign up is register on the CBn Forums (it’s free and only takes a minute) and then post your name in the sign up thread.

    The Book Club’s 29th Book

    We are progressing though the James Bond 007 novels in chronological order, since quite a number of members are using the club as an opportunity to read the books for the very first time. The club has just finished all fourteen of the Ian Fleming novels as well as the one-time-only Bond novel by Kingsley Amis, Colonel Sun. Most recently, the club moved onto the John Gardner era, and now continues with his fourteenth and final novel: 1996′s COLD (published as Cold Fall in the US).

    Obtaining The Book

    Ordering online should be fairly easy. COLD can be ordered online (although in used condition) from the following sources:

    Discuss other places to buy COLD or where you got your copy in this thread.

    Discuss The Book While Reading

    Want to talk about the book while reading it? Post a new thread in The Blades Library.

    Review And Rate The Book

    After you have finished reading COLD, you can discuss it with other club members in The Blades Library, and give the book your personal rating out of five in this thread.

    If you have any questions or suggestions just post them in a new thread. Happy reading.

    *New* Archive Of All Past Read Books

    Additionally, club members can review or comment on any of the past read books in the club any time they want. Click here for the full archive of the past read books in the club.

    Previous Books Read

    Devin Zydel @ 2008-10-24
  5. The Blades Library Book Club: SeaFire

    Welcome back to The Blades Library Book Club – the place for quality discussions of the books of James Bond!

    John Gardner's 'SeaFire'

    John Gardner’s SeaFire

    Every two months a James Bond 007 novel is chosen for the club members to read. A thread is posted in the club forums listing locations on where you can find the novel. Discussions about the book will go on as the book is read and when it is finished. Another thread will be created so that club members can post their review and give a rating on the current book.

    All fans of the Literary Bond are eligible for membership. All you need to do to sign up is register on the CBn Forums (it’s free and only takes a minute) and then post your name in the sign up thread.

    The Book Club’s 28th Book

    Currently we are progressing though the James Bond 007 novels in chronological order, since quite a number of members are using the club as an opportunity to read the books for the very first time. The club has just finished all fourteen of the Ian Fleming novels as well as the one-time-only Bond novel by Kingsley Amis, Colonel Sun. Most recently, the club moved onto the John Gardner era, and now continues with his thirteenth novel: 1994′s SeaFire.

    Obtaining The Book

    Ordering online should be fairly easy. SeaFire can be ordered online (although in used condition) from the following sources:

    Discuss other places to buy SeaFire or where you got your copy in this thread.

    Discuss The Book While Reading

    Want to talk about the book while reading it? Post a new thread in The Blades Library.

    Review And Rate The Book

    After you have finished reading SeaFire, you can discuss it with other club members in The Blades Library, and give the book your personal rating out of five in this thread.

    If you have any questions or suggestions just post them in a new thread. Happy reading.

    *New* Archive Of All Past Read Books

    Additionally, club members can review or comment on any of the past read books in the club any time they want. Click here for the full archive of the past read books in the club.

    Previous Books Read

    Devin Zydel @ 2008-08-15
  6. The Blades Library Book Club: Never Send Flowers

    Welcome back to The Blades Library Book Club – the place for quality discussions of the books of James Bond!

    John Gardner's 'Never Send Flowers'

    John Gardner’s Never Send Flowers

    Every two months a James Bond 007 novel is chosen for the club members to read. A thread is posted in the club forums listing locations on where you can find the novel. Discussions about the book will go on as the book is read and when it is finished. Another thread will be created so that club members can post their review and give a rating on the current book.

    All fans of the Literary Bond are eligible for membership. All you need to do to sign up is register on the CBn Forums (it’s free and only takes a minute) and then post your name in the sign up thread.

    The Book Club’s 27th Book

    Currently we are progressing though the James Bond 007 novels in chronological order, since quite a number of members are using the club as an opportunity to read the books for the very first time. The club has just finished all fourteen of the Ian Fleming novels as well as the one-time-only Bond novel by Kingsley Amis, Colonel Sun. Most recently, the club moved onto the John Gardner era, and now continues with his twelfth novel: 1993′s Never Send Flowers.

    Obtaining The Book

    Ordering online should be fairly easy. Never Send Flowers can be ordered online (although in used condition) from the following sources:

    Discuss other places to buy Never Send Flowers or where you got your copy in this thread.

    Discuss The Book While Reading

    Want to talk about the book while reading it? Post a new thread in The Blades Library.

    Review And Rate The Book

    After you have finished reading Never Send Flowers, you can discuss it with other club members in The Blades Library, and give the book your personal rating out of five in this thread.

    If you have any questions or suggestions just post them in a new thread. Happy reading.

    *New* Archive Of All Past Read Books

    Additionally, club members can review or comment on any of the past read books in the club any time they want. Click here for the full archive of the past read books in the club.

    Previous Books Read

    Devin Zydel @ 2008-06-15
  7. The Blades Library Book Club: Death Is Forever

    Welcome back to The Blades Library Book Club – the place for quality discussions of the books of James Bond!

    John Gardner's 'Death Is Forever'

    John Gardner’s Death Is Forever

    Every two months a James Bond 007 novel is chosen for the club members to read. A thread is posted in the club forums listing locations on where you can find the novel. Discussions about the book will go on as the book is read and when it is finished. Another thread will be created so that club members can post their review and give a rating on the current book.

    All fans of the Literary Bond are eligible for membership. All you need to do to sign up is register on the CBn Forums (it’s free and only takes a minute) and then post your name in the sign up thread.

    The Book Club’s 26th Book

    Currently we are progressing though the James Bond 007 novels in chronological order, since quite a number of members are using the club as an opportunity to read the books for the very first time. The club has just finished all fourteen of the Ian Fleming novels as well as the one-time-only Bond novel by Kingsley Amis, Colonel Sun. Most recently, the club moved onto the John Gardner era, and now continues with his eleventh novel: 1992′s Death Is Forever.

    Obtaining The Book

    Ordering online should be fairly easy. Death Is Forever can be ordered online (although in used condition) from the following sources:

    Discuss other places to buy Death Is Forever or where you got your copy in this thread.

    Discuss The Book While Reading

    Want to talk about the book while reading it? Post a new thread in The Blades Library.

    Review And Rate The Book

    After you have finished reading Death Is Forever, you can discuss it with other club members in The Blades Library, and give the book your personal rating out of five in this thread.

    If you have any questions or suggestions just post them in a new thread. Happy reading.

    *New* Archive Of All Past Read Books

    Additionally, club members can review or comment on any of the past read books in the club any time they want. Click here for the full archive of the past read books in the club.

    Previous Books Read

    Devin Zydel @ 2008-04-15
  8. The Blades Library Book Club: The Man From Barbarossa

    Welcome back to The Blades Library Book Club – the place for quality discussions of the books of James Bond!

    John Gardner's 'The Man From Barbarossa'

    John Gardner’s The Man From Barbarossa

    Every two months a James Bond 007 novel is chosen for the club members to read. A thread is posted in the club forums listing locations on where you can find the novel. Discussions about the book will go on as the book is read and when it is finished. Another thread will be created so that club members can post their review and give a rating on the current book.

    All fans of the Literary Bond are eligible for membership. All you need to do to sign up is register on the CBn Forums (it’s free and only takes a minute) and then post your name in the sign up thread.

    The Book Club’s 25th Book

    Currently we are progressing though the James Bond 007 novels in chronological order, since quite a number of members are using the club as an opportunity to read the books for the very first time. The club has just finished all fourteen of the Ian Fleming novels as well as the one-time-only Bond novel by Kingsley Amis, Colonel Sun. Most recently, the club moved onto the John Gardner era, and now continues with his tenth novel: The Man From Barbarossa.

    Obtaining The Book

    Ordering online should be fairly easy. The Man From Barbarossa can be ordered online (although in used condition) from the following sources:

    Discuss other places to buy The Man From Barbarossa or where you got your copy in this thread.

    Discuss The Book While Reading

    Want to talk about the book while reading it? Post a new thread in The Blades Library.

    Review And Rate The Book

    After you have finished reading The Man From Barbarossa, you can discuss it with other club members in The Blades Library, and give the book your personal rating out of five in this thread.

    If you have any questions or suggestions just post them in a new thread. Happy reading.

    *New* Archive Of All Past Read Books

    Additionally, club members can review or comment on any of the past read books in the club any time they want. Click here for the full archive of the past read books in the club.

    Previous Books Read

    Devin Zydel @ 2008-02-15
  9. The Blades Library Book Club: Brokenclaw

    Welcome back to The Blades Library Book Club – the place for quality discussions of the books of James Bond!

    John Gardner's 'Brokenclaw'

    John Gardner’s Brokenclaw

    Every two months a James Bond 007 novel is chosen for the club members to read. A thread is posted in the club forums listing locations on where you can find the novel. Discussions about the book will go on as the book is read and when it is finished. Another thread will be created so that club members can post their review and give a rating on the current book.

    All fans of the Literary Bond are eligible for membership. All you need to do to sign up is register on the CBn Forums (it’s free and only takes a minute) and then post your name in the sign up thread.

    The Book Club’s Twenty-fourth Book

    Currently we are progressing though the James Bond 007 novels in chronological order, since quite a number of members are using the club as an opportunity to read the books for the very first time. The club has just finished all fourteen of the Ian Fleming novels as well as the one-time-only Bond novel by Kingsley Amis, Colonel Sun. Most recently, the club moved onto the John Gardner era, and now continues with his ninth novel: Brokenclaw.

    Obtaining The Book

    Ordering online should be fairly easy. Brokenclaw can be ordered online (although in used condition) from the following sources:

    Discuss other places to buy Brokenclaw or where you got your copy in this thread.

    Discuss The Book While Reading

    Want to talk about the book while reading it? Post a new thread in The Blades Library.

    Review And Rate The Book

    After you have finished reading Brokenclaw, you can discuss it with other club members in The Blades Library, and give the book your personal rating out of five in this thread.

    If you have any questions or suggestions just post them in a new thread. Happy reading.

    *New* Archive Of All Past Read Books

    Additionally, club members can review or comment on any of the past read books in the club any time they want. Click here for the full archive of the past read books in the club.

    Previous Books Read

    Devin Zydel @ 2007-12-15
  10. The Blades Library Book Club: Win, Lose Or Die

    Welcome back to The Blades Library Book Club – the place for quality discussions of the books of James Bond!

    John Gardner's 'Win, Lose Or Die'

    John Gardner’s Win, Lose Or Die

    Every two months a James Bond 007 novel is chosen for the club members to read. A thread is posted in the club forums listing locations on where you can find the novel. Discussions about the book will go on as the book is read and when it is finished. Another thread will be created so that club members can post their review and give a rating on the current book.

    All fans of the Literary Bond are eligible for membership. All you need to do to sign up is register on the CBn Forums (it’s free and only takes a minute) and then post your name in the sign up thread.

    The Book Club’s Twenty-third Book

    Currently we are progressing though the James Bond 007 novels in chronological order, since quite a number of members are using the club as an opportunity to read the books for the very first time. The club has just finished all fourteen of the Ian Fleming novels as well as the one-time-only Bond novel by Kingsley Amis, Colonel Sun. Most recently, the club moved onto the John Gardner era, and now continues with his eighth novel: Win, Lose Or Die.

    Obtaining The Book

    Ordering online should be fairly easy. Win, Lose Or Die can be ordered online (although in used condition) from the following sources:

    Discuss other places to buy Win, Lose Or Die or where you got your copy in this thread.

    Discuss The Book While Reading

    Want to talk about the book while reading it? Post a new thread in The Blades Library.

    Review And Rate The Book

    After you have finished reading Win, Lose Or Die, you can discuss it with other club members in The Blades Library, and give the book your personal rating out of five in this thread.

    If you have any questions or suggestions just post them in a new thread. Happy reading.

    *New* Archive Of All Past Read Books

    Additionally, club members can review or comment on any of the past read books in the club any time they want. Click here for the full archive of the past read books in the club.

    Previous Books Read

    Devin Zydel @ 2007-10-15
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