Saturday, 11 June 2011

John Gardner's James Bond reissues

I've just read that Orion are reprinting John Gardner's James Bond novels to mark the 30th anniversary of the publication of Licence Renewed in 1981.

The first five novels, Licence Renewed, For Special Services, Icebreaker, Role of Honour and Nobody Lives Forever, will get new hardback editions complete with their original classy cover artwork from the 1980s that was designed to match the cover designs of Fleming's hardbacks from the 1960s. The hardbacks will be out in June and July 2011.

Later all the books will get new paperback editions which is welcome as I believe they have been out of print since that late 1990s.

The Gardner Bonds are probably a littl bit underrated and it will be good to go back and reevaluate them. I suspect I'll be buying at least a few of the new editions.

1 comment:

  1. Its unfortunate that they printed the covers so badly. I own the first edition printings of Licence Renewed, For Special Services, and Icebreaker and when I compared them to the reissues they look so different. It almost looks like they just scanned the original and made a low quality laser print. Its too bad they decided to cheap out on such a major feature of the new reissues.