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Icebreaker

Author: John Gardner Publisher: Jonathan Cape Published: 1983 In my review of For Special Services, I detailed how it and John Gardner’s third continuation novel, Icebreaker, came into my life, so I won’t rehash that, but if you’ll forgive the self indulgence, I’ll relate another Bondian tale from that very same trip through Asia. Like […]

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In the Halls of Evil

Author: T.A. Waters Publisher: Lancer Books Published: 1967 AKA: The Shewsbury Horror Cover Illustration: Charles Moll Since reading Love That Spy, I have been trying to solve the riddle of ‘who’ T.A. Walters is/was. Instead I have stumbled on to a pimple jutting out from the side of the Bond universe. The book in question is called In […]

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For Special Services

Author: John Gardner Publisher: Jonathan Cape Published: 1982 As a teenager, in 1983, I traveled through Asia – with my family of course – and in Taiwan, at the Imperial Book, Sound and Gift Store in Taipei I found the next two books in John Gardner’s series of James Bond continuation novels. Those being For […]

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A James Bond Bunny Medley

This is pretty amazing animation. Thirty seconds of great Bond moments, with, er…bunnies. From the Thirty Second Bunnies Theatre Library – created and produced by Jennifer Shiman – as seen on Starz. To visit the Angry Alien site click here.

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Licence Renewed

Author: John Gardner Publisher: Jonathan Cape Published: 1981 As a kid I was always pretty lucky tracking down books. My aunt ran a second hand book shop and whenever I got hooked on a series, she’d help to find the books I was after. When I was really young, it was the Charlie Brown comic […]

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The Man From SMUT

Warning: This post features slightly higher sexual content than usual. If you are easily offended, please skip over this one. What is it about spy stories (and the world of James Bond) that make also make them perfect fodder for erotic lampoons? Is the the character names like Pussy Galore, Lovey Kravzit or Aureole Canasta? […]

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Bond 23

After an incredibly torturous delay, last week came the announcement that the next James Bond film, which has no title at this stage – and is known only as Bond 23, is finally going into production and Sam Mendes is going to direct. With that news it is time for the Bond community to rise, […]

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Sean Connery: Hitting People

Not literally. But here are a few illustrations of Sean Connery as James Bond (?) hitting people. Which is the odd one out?

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Beat the Clock

One of the many reasons that spy films have remained so popular is, that in the hands of a competent director, a considerable amount of tension and excitement can be built up with an against the clock finale. It’s a fine old chestnut, that is dragged out time and time again. There have been good […]

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Dig that Crazy Scene, Man!

One of the fascinating things about watching spy films from the 1960s is the layering of psychedelic elements into the plot, and their presentation on screen. Psychedelia is one element that truly separates a spy film from 1960s from those of the preceding decades, and those after it (although I am sure some throwback psychedelia […]

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