1. Raymond Benson's Choice of Weapons 007 anthology to launch on 12 September

    By Devin Zydel on 2010-05-08

    The official book launch party has been announced for Choice of Weapons: Three 007 Novels, the second James Bond anthology from author Raymond Benson.

    According to the author’s official website, the 007 anthology will be made available at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore in Forest Park, Illinois on 12 September 2010. Benson is currently in negotiations to arrange for Janet Davies, ABC 7 news anchor and celebrity (as well as a character in his 1999 Bond short story Live at Five), to attend the event.

    Raymond Benson

    Raymond Benson

    However, lucky fans attending the Printers Row Book Fair this June in Chicago will have the exclusive chance to pick up a copy of the book several months ahead of publication. Benson will be appearing at the event on 12-13 June where a special print run of the book courtesy of publisher Pegasus Books will be for sale.

    Otherwise, the 864-page trade paperback will hit bookstores on 17 August. Bringing together Zero Minus Ten, The Facts of Death and The Man with the Red Tattoo, this collecton will further include the Midsummer Night’s Doom and Live at Five short stories, both originally published in 1999.

    Literary 007 fans will recall that 2008 marked the release of The Union Trilogy—the first anthology of Benson Bond adventures. As was the case with that collection, Benson will once again provide an all-new introduction for this one.

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