1. New Release Dates For Ian Fleming's 'Quantum of Solace' and 'My Name's Bond, James Bond'

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-08-03
    Ian Fleming

    Ian Fleming

    In early July, reported that October 2008 would see the book release of Ian Fleming’s Quantum of Solace in the UK.

    While the title is absent of any descriptive blurb, it is a likely bet that this will be almost identical to the recently released Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories collection, considering both of these run at 304 pages (Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories collects together the nine short stories that make up the For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy & The Living Daylights collections).

    Originally scheduled for a 30 October release, the title is now slated for 2 October. Quantum of Solace will be released in hardback and paperback in the UK, retailing for £20.00 and £6.99, respectively.

    In addition, it has been revealed that James Bond: The Man and His World author Henry Chancellor will provide an introduction to this upcoming edition.

    In related news, the UK release of the new edition of Simon Winder’s ‘My Name’s Bond, James Bond’ has been pulled forward to 2 October as well.

    Retailing for £6.99, the book is a celebration of ‘the greatest of all postwar British fictional icons’…

    ‘She looked sharply up at him. ‘And who might you be?’

    ‘My name’s Bond, James Bond’.

    This book celebrates the greatest of all post-war British fictional icons. For too long the films of the Bond novels have overshadowed their literary source–the bizarre, baroque imagination of Ian Fleming. Full rein is given in this anthology to Fleming’s wonderful creations–the magically deranged villains, their appalling sidekicks and their surreal lairs, from Dr No’s guano island to Blofeld’s Garden of Death. Fleming emerges too from this book as a remarkable writer on nature (albeit nature of a purely malevolent variety) and as an inventor of extraordinarily imagined set pieces–the source of the films’ enormous successes.

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