1. 'James Bond In The 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007' Now Available

    By Devin Zydel on 2006-08-25

    Originally set for a 1 September 2006 release in the US, James Bond In The 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 has hit the book shelves early.

    While not yet released online at, it can currently be pre-ordered there for a discounted price of $12.21. James Bond In The 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 is set for a UK release on 7 September.


    James Bond in the 21st Century

    James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007

    The man needs no introduction. He’s Bond. James Bond. Women want him, and men want to be him. Living life in the fast lane, he’s licensed to kill and ready to thrill. James Bond is a ruthless agent who has convinced the world that not only is he the ultimate spy, but he always gets the girl, too. But has Bond outlived his usefulness? Is he still relevant today?

    Today, James Bond is more important than ever.

    James Bond in the 21st Century provides an entertaining and smart look at secret agent 007. Leading writers look at the evolution of Fleming’s secret agent, the classic Bond debates, and the films’ deeper subtext, offering advice for Mr. Bond, would-be villains, and discarded Bond girls alike, discovering why we still need 007.

    Funny and insightful, James Bond in the 21st Century is a different look into the work and lifestyle of 007. It is perfect for fans, young and old, of the world’s most famous secret agent.

    Topics Include:

    J A Konrath surveys Bond’s Q section gadgets. Which are worth buying and which ones are wastes of money?

    Who’s the sexiest Bond girl? Erin Dailey and Harry Elliott discuss their picks.

    Bond–bland? Bond expert Lee Pfeiffer thinks so–and he’s got some compelling reasons why.

    John Cox unearths the sexual subtext in the Bond films. Could his relationship with his father be to blame?

    Movie critic Michael Marano can beat up James Bond–so why does 007, particularly Timothy Dalton’s version, still present such a threat?

    007 continuation novelist Raymond Benson compares the literary bond to the cinematic Bond. Will they ever be the same?

    It takes more than a martini: Italian writer and translator Andrea Carlo Cappi tells you everything you need to know to drink, eat and dress like Bond.

    David Morefield shows how to be an evil genius and beat 007 once and for all.

    Contributors Include:

    • Raymond Benson
    • Bruce Bethke
    • Andrea Carlo Cappi
    • John Cox
    • Erin Dailey
    • Ray Dempsey
    • Harry Elliott
    • Natasha Giardini
    • Raelynn Hillhouse
    • JA Konrath
    • Michael Marano
    • Louis Markos
    • David Morefield
    • Lee Pfeiffer
    • Adam Roberts
    • Steven Rubio
    • Mark W. Tiedemann
    • Lawrence Watt-Evans
    • Sarah Zettel

    Publication Details: James Bond in the 21st Century

    Editor: Glenn Yeffeth
    ISBN: 1-933771-02-x
    Pub. Month: September 2006
    Retail: $17.95 (US)/$24.95 (CAN)
    Publisher: BenBella Books
    Cover: Trade Paperback

    Order: James Bond in the 21st Century


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