1. Samantha Weinberg To Make First US Appearance At 'Bond Bound' Exhibition

    By Matt Weston on 2008-09-19

    James Bond author Raymond Benson has provided fans with a terrific update on his website, revealing that his 007 omnibus, James Bond: The Union Trilogy (comprising High Time To Kill, Doubleshot, Never Dream of Dying and the previously-unpublished full version of the short story, Blast From the Past), will be launched at the New York opening of the “Bond Bound” exhibition at Bonhams Gallery.

    'The Moneypenny Diaries'

    The Moneypenny Diaries

    Bond fans might be particularly interested to learn that Samantha Weinberg, author of the terrific Moneypenny Diaries trilogy, will be making her first United States appearance at the October 18 launch.

    Weinberg’s first book chronicling the adventures of the famous secretary was published in the US earlier in May. All three novels have been released in the United Kingdom.

    Also appearing at the event is Henry Chancellor, author of James Bond: The Man And His World.

    The “Bond Bound” exhibition looks at five decades of cover art of the James Bond novels.

    Raymond Benson's 'James Bond: The Union Trilogy'

    Raymond Benson’s James Bond: The Union Trilogy

    Benson also announced that he will be making a number of appearances throughout October, November and December to promote The Union Trilogy. The Chicago area book launch will occur on 25 October, with other Chicago area appearances scheduled.

    The author will also appear in St Louis, Missouri, for the first time in December. Additionally, Benson will possibly have an appearance in Italy at the end of October.

    In other Raymond Benson news, the author has signed on alongside Christa Faust, James Reasoner, David J. Schow, Nicholas Kaufmann and Charles Ardaito, to write one novel in a series of six centring on adventurer Gabriel Hunt. Benson’s Hunt Through Napoleon’s Web is the last book in the series.

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