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James Bond literary franchise

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The James Bond literary franchise is a series of novels and short stories, first published in 1953 by Ian Fleming, a British authorjournalist, and former naval intelligence officerJames Bond, often referred to by his code name, 007, is a British Secret Service agent; the character was created by journalist and author Ian Fleming, and first appeared in his 1953 novel Casino Royale; the books are set in a contemporary period, between May 1951 and February 1964. Fleming went on to write a total of twelve novels and two collections of short stories, all written at his Jamaican home Goldeneye and published annually. Two of his books were published after his death in 1964.

Since Fleming’s death a number of other authors have written continuation works. Some of these have been novelisations of episodes in the series of Bond films, produced by Eon Productions, while others were either continuation novels or short stories. The first author was Kingsley Amis, writing under the pseudonym of “Robert Markham” who produced one novel; then came novelist and biographer John Pearson who wrote a fictional biography of Bond. Novelist and screenwriter Christopher Wood wrote two novelisations in the late 1970s. Writer John Gardner was asked to continue the series by copyright holders Ian Fleming Publications and, between 1981 and 1996, he wrote fourteen novels and two novelisations. After Gardner retired due to ill health, author Raymond Benson continued the stories and wrote six Bond novels, three novelisations and three short stories between 1996 and 2002.

There was a hiatus of six years before Sebastian Faulks was commissioned to write a further Bond novel, which was released on 28 May 2008, the 100th anniversary of Ian Fleming’s birth. This was followed in 2011 by a novel by author Jeffery Deaver, a 2013 book by William Boyd and a further instalment in September 2015 by Anthony Horowitz, with a second Horowitz novel announced for publication in May 2018. There have also been two Fleming estate-sanctioned spin-off series of books: Young Bond, based around Bond’s adventures whilst a schoolboy at Eton College, and The Moneypenny Diaries, a series of books and short stories focusing on the supporting character Miss Moneypenny.

By Ian Fleming

  • 1953 Casino Royale
  • 1954 Live and Let Die
  • 1956 Diamonds Are Forever
  • 1957 From Russia With Love
  • 1958 Dr. No
  • 1959 Goldfinger
  • 1960 For Your Eyes Only
  • 1961 Thunderball 1955 Moonraker
  • 1962 The Spy Who Loved Me
  • 1963 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  • 1964 You Only Live Twice
  • 1965 The Man with the Golden Gun
  • 1966 Octopussy and The Living Daylights

Post-Fleming James Bond novels

by John Gardner

  • 1981 Licence Renewed
  • 1982 For Special Services
  • 1984 Role of Honour
  • 1986 Nobody Lives For Ever
  • 1987 No Deals, Mr. Bond
  • 1989 Licence to Kill (novelisation)
  • 1989 Win, Lose or Die
  • 1990 Brokenclaw 1983 Icebreaker
  • 1991 The Man from Barbarossa
  • 1992 Death is Forever
  • 1993 Never Send Flowers
  • 1994 SeaFire 1988 Scorpius
  • 1995 GoldenEye (novelisation)
  • 1996 COLD

by Raymond Benson

  • 1997 “Blast From the Past” (short story)
  • 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies (novelisation)
  • 1997 Zero Minus Ten
  • 1998 The Facts of Death
  • 1999 The World Is Not Enough (novelisation)
  • 1999 High Time to Kill
  • 1999 “Live at Five” (short story)
  • 1999 “Midsummer Night’s Doom” (short story)
  • 2000 Doubleshot
  • 2001 Never Dream of Dying
  • 2002 The Man with the Red Tattoo
  • 2002 Die Another Day (novelisation)

Young Bond

A new series featuring James Bond as a thirteen-year-old boy attending Eton College. Written by Charlie Higson (The Fast Show)

2005 SilverFin

The Moneypenny Diaries

2005 The Moneypenny Diaries

A new trilogy of novels The Moneypenny Diaries was released by John Murray publishers that centres on the character of Miss Moneypenny, M’s personal secretary.

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