New Bond novel from Anthony Horowitz coming May 2022

mtmmtm United Kingdom
edited May 28 in Literary 007 Posts: 6,722


We'll find out tomorrow: I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a third Horowitz.

EDIT: (28/5/21)
Revelator wrote: »
According to the Bookseller:

Anthony Horowitz will write his third official James Bond novel, to be published by Jonathan Cape in 2022.

Publishing director Michal Shavit acquired UK and Commonwealth, EU and audio rights to the currently untitled new Bond novel from Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, on behalf of Ian Fleming Publications.

...Horowitz said: "I am very excited to have started my third Bond novel with the continuing support of the Ian Fleming estate. Forever and a Day looked at Bond’s first assignment. Trigger Mortis was mid-career. The new book begins with the death of Scaramanga and Bond’s return from Jamaica to confront an old enemy."

Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications, added: "We're delighted and excited that Anthony has started his third Bond novel. From the nuggets we’ve seen so far, we are confident it will be another bestselling episode in the adventures of 007."

Shavit commented: "We are incredibly excited to be announcing the news on Ian Fleming’s birthday that we have a new James Bond novel by Anthony to look forward to next year. We can’t wait to share more details with readers of the iconic spy’s latest adventure under Anthony’s masterful tenure."
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  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    It has to be that surely? I've heard a rumour from a reliable source that the third Horowitz Bond novel is already written.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy N.Ireland
    Posts: 12,475
    Looking forward to the news
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 6,722
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    It has to be that surely? I've heard a rumour from a reliable source that the third Horowitz Bond novel is already written.

    Yes I thought he himself had even made a very slight hint in an interview or something that he would do another. Busy guy though.
    It would fun if they could announce it close to publication date though if it is finished.

    It could be something less substantial though, like a graphic novel adaptation or new Young Bond author or something. We can't set our hopes up way too high! :)
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited May 27 Posts: 6,722
    mtm wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    It has to be that surely? I've heard a rumour from a reliable source that the third Horowitz Bond novel is already written.

    Yes I thought he himself had even made a very slight hint in an interview or something that he would do another. Busy guy though.
    It would fun if they could announce it close to publication date though if it is finished.

    It could be something less substantial though, like a graphic novel adaptation or new Young Bond author or something. We can't set our hopes up way too high! :)

    EDIT: I've just seen folks talking about a tweet from Horowitz which he seems to have deleted... I think it's looking good...

    (sorry, I meant to edit my previous post and managed to quote it instead)
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy N.Ireland
    Posts: 12,475
    Interesting news. Don't worry @mtm I often quote myself, as I'm the smartest guy
    I know :D
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 6,722
    If it is written presumably we'll get a title...
    Interesting news. Don't worry @mtm I often quote myself, as I'm the smartest guy
    I know :D

    :))
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy N.Ireland
    Posts: 12,475
    Fingers crossed it won't be too long a wait. I've enjoyed his past outings with 007
    so I'm excited to get my hands on a new novel ( Hoping that's what's being announced )
  • Posts: 15,224
    It would be fantastic if we get another Horowitz novel. Looking forward to see what they tweet tomorrow!
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
    edited May 27 Posts: 1,862
    It could be more than one announcement. Examples being:

    Dynamite’s Moonraker adaptation.
    New Dynamite Comics Storyline.
    Anthony Horowitz and IFP have teamed up with 101 Interactive for Project 007.
    A new possible author.
    Anthony Horowitz and EON working on a screenplay together.
    Or most likely:
    A third Anthony Horowitz novel.
    All of the above? Let’s see what happens!
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,343
    Personally, I am more than ready to move past Horowitz.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    Posts: 8,480
    Full speed ahead.

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  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    Posts: 14,247
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Personally, I am more than ready to move past Horowitz.

    But you want the new unseen Fleming content, yes?
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 6,722
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    It could be more than one announcement. Examples being:

    Dynamite’s Moonraker adaptation.
    New Dynamite Comics Storyline.
    Anthony Horowitz and IFP have teamed up with 101 Interactive for Project 007.
    A new possible author.
    Anthony Horowitz and EON working on a screenplay together.
    Or most likely:
    A third Anthony Horowitz novel.
    All of the above? Let’s see what happens!

    Could be, yes! Any of those, good thinking!
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,343
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Personally, I am more than ready to move past Horowitz.

    But you want the new unseen Fleming content, yes?

    That is primary, and if Horowitz is a necessary byproduct of that (I guess most would see it the other way around) I will gladly purchase what he produces!
  • Posts: 5,619
    Good timing with the film if a new novel is coming out this year. I ought to revisit Horowitz's first two sometime. I'm not blown away by what he's done with Bond though. I wouldn't mind getting some fresh blood behind the continuation typewriter.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
    edited May 28 Posts: 1,862
    I just realized that this week is the 10th anniversary release of Carte Blanche. A modern day setting for the next Bond novel? It would feel right, even though Anthony Horowitz would sadly disagree.
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    It could be more than one announcement. Examples being:

    Dynamite’s Moonraker adaptation.
    New Dynamite Comics Storyline.
    Anthony Horowitz and IFP have teamed up with 101 Interactive for Project 007.
    A new possible author.
    Anthony Horowitz and EON working on a screenplay together.
    Or most likely:
    A third Anthony Horowitz novel.
    All of the above? Let’s see what happens!

  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 11,106
    And the title will be... 'No Time to Die'.

    The book of the film!
  • mattjoesmattjoes matthaujoes
    edited May 28 Posts: 4,150
    QBranch wrote: »
    And the title will be... 'No Time to Die'.

    The book of the film!

    "You've never seen the film. Now read the book!"
  • Posts: 5,619
    mattjoes wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    And the title will be... 'No Time to Die'.

    The book of the film!

    "You've never seen the film. Now read the book!"

    Okay, that's funny. =))
  • Posts: 2,220
    According to the Bookseller:

    Anthony Horowitz will write his third official James Bond novel, to be published by Jonathan Cape in 2022.

    Publishing director Michal Shavit acquired UK and Commonwealth, EU and audio rights to the currently untitled new Bond novel from Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, on behalf of Ian Fleming Publications.

    ...Horowitz said: "I am very excited to have started my third Bond novel with the continuing support of the Ian Fleming estate. Forever and a Day looked at Bond’s first assignment. Trigger Mortis was mid-career. The new book begins with the death of Scaramanga and Bond’s return from Jamaica to confront an old enemy."

    Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications, added: "We're delighted and excited that Anthony has started his third Bond novel. From the nuggets we’ve seen so far, we are confident it will be another bestselling episode in the adventures of 007."

    Shavit commented: "We are incredibly excited to be announcing the news on Ian Fleming’s birthday that we have a new James Bond novel by Anthony to look forward to next year. We can’t wait to share more details with readers of the iconic spy’s latest adventure under Anthony’s masterful tenure."
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited May 28 Posts: 6,722
    Revelator wrote: »
    According to the Bookseller:

    Anthony Horowitz will write his third official James Bond novel, to be published by Jonathan Cape in 2022.

    Publishing director Michal Shavit acquired UK and Commonwealth, EU and audio rights to the currently untitled new Bond novel from Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, on behalf of Ian Fleming Publications.

    ...Horowitz said: "I am very excited to have started my third Bond novel with the continuing support of the Ian Fleming estate. Forever and a Day looked at Bond’s first assignment. Trigger Mortis was mid-career. The new book begins with the death of Scaramanga and Bond’s return from Jamaica to confront an old enemy."

    Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications, added: "We're delighted and excited that Anthony has started his third Bond novel. From the nuggets we’ve seen so far, we are confident it will be another bestselling episode in the adventures of 007."

    Shavit commented: "We are incredibly excited to be announcing the news on Ian Fleming’s birthday that we have a new James Bond novel by Anthony to look forward to next year. We can’t wait to share more details with readers of the iconic spy’s latest adventure under Anthony’s masterful tenure."

    Very cool, thanks @Revelator
    I wonder if the old enemy is someone we've seen before. I'm trying to think who survived in Fleming's books! :)
  • edited May 28 Posts: 80
    mtm wrote: »
    Revelator wrote: »
    According to the Bookseller:

    Anthony Horowitz will write his third official James Bond novel, to be published by Jonathan Cape in 2022.

    Publishing director Michal Shavit acquired UK and Commonwealth, EU and audio rights to the currently untitled new Bond novel from Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, on behalf of Ian Fleming Publications.

    ...Horowitz said: "I am very excited to have started my third Bond novel with the continuing support of the Ian Fleming estate. Forever and a Day looked at Bond’s first assignment. Trigger Mortis was mid-career. The new book begins with the death of Scaramanga and Bond’s return from Jamaica to confront an old enemy."

    Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications, added: "We're delighted and excited that Anthony has started his third Bond novel. From the nuggets we’ve seen so far, we are confident it will be another bestselling episode in the adventures of 007."

    Shavit commented: "We are incredibly excited to be announcing the news on Ian Fleming’s birthday that we have a new James Bond novel by Anthony to look forward to next year. We can’t wait to share more details with readers of the iconic spy’s latest adventure under Anthony’s masterful tenure."

    Very cool, thanks @Revelator
    I wonder if the old enemy is someone we've see before. I'm trying to think who survived in Fleming's books! :)

    SMERSH? Perhaps they were involved in Bond's brainwashing in Russia.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 6,722
    mtm wrote: »
    Revelator wrote: »
    According to the Bookseller:

    Anthony Horowitz will write his third official James Bond novel, to be published by Jonathan Cape in 2022.

    Publishing director Michal Shavit acquired UK and Commonwealth, EU and audio rights to the currently untitled new Bond novel from Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, on behalf of Ian Fleming Publications.

    ...Horowitz said: "I am very excited to have started my third Bond novel with the continuing support of the Ian Fleming estate. Forever and a Day looked at Bond’s first assignment. Trigger Mortis was mid-career. The new book begins with the death of Scaramanga and Bond’s return from Jamaica to confront an old enemy."

    Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications, added: "We're delighted and excited that Anthony has started his third Bond novel. From the nuggets we’ve seen so far, we are confident it will be another bestselling episode in the adventures of 007."

    Shavit commented: "We are incredibly excited to be announcing the news on Ian Fleming’s birthday that we have a new James Bond novel by Anthony to look forward to next year. We can’t wait to share more details with readers of the iconic spy’s latest adventure under Anthony’s masterful tenure."

    Very cool, thanks @Revelator
    I wonder if the old enemy is someone we've see before. I'm trying to think who survived in Fleming's books! :)

    SMERSH?

    Yeah, I guess Klebb's death is a bit vague and 'offscreen': she might turn out to be alive?
  • edited May 28 Posts: 2,077
    mtm wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Revelator wrote: »
    According to the Bookseller:

    Anthony Horowitz will write his third official James Bond novel, to be published by Jonathan Cape in 2022.

    Publishing director Michal Shavit acquired UK and Commonwealth, EU and audio rights to the currently untitled new Bond novel from Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, on behalf of Ian Fleming Publications.

    ...Horowitz said: "I am very excited to have started my third Bond novel with the continuing support of the Ian Fleming estate. Forever and a Day looked at Bond’s first assignment. Trigger Mortis was mid-career. The new book begins with the death of Scaramanga and Bond’s return from Jamaica to confront an old enemy."

    Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications, added: "We're delighted and excited that Anthony has started his third Bond novel. From the nuggets we’ve seen so far, we are confident it will be another bestselling episode in the adventures of 007."

    Shavit commented: "We are incredibly excited to be announcing the news on Ian Fleming’s birthday that we have a new James Bond novel by Anthony to look forward to next year. We can’t wait to share more details with readers of the iconic spy’s latest adventure under Anthony’s masterful tenure."

    Very cool, thanks @Revelator
    I wonder if the old enemy is someone we've see before. I'm trying to think who survived in Fleming's books! :)

    SMERSH?

    Yeah, I guess Klebb's death is a bit vague and 'offscreen': she might turn out to be alive?

    I cannot remember if Irma Bunt survived at the end of YOLT.

    Also, if this story takes place after TMWTGG, does that mean it wipes out the timeline set by Amis and Colonel Sun, which was also supposed to have happened just after TMWTGG?
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 6,722
    mtm wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Revelator wrote: »
    According to the Bookseller:

    Anthony Horowitz will write his third official James Bond novel, to be published by Jonathan Cape in 2022.

    Publishing director Michal Shavit acquired UK and Commonwealth, EU and audio rights to the currently untitled new Bond novel from Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, on behalf of Ian Fleming Publications.

    ...Horowitz said: "I am very excited to have started my third Bond novel with the continuing support of the Ian Fleming estate. Forever and a Day looked at Bond’s first assignment. Trigger Mortis was mid-career. The new book begins with the death of Scaramanga and Bond’s return from Jamaica to confront an old enemy."

    Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications, added: "We're delighted and excited that Anthony has started his third Bond novel. From the nuggets we’ve seen so far, we are confident it will be another bestselling episode in the adventures of 007."

    Shavit commented: "We are incredibly excited to be announcing the news on Ian Fleming’s birthday that we have a new James Bond novel by Anthony to look forward to next year. We can’t wait to share more details with readers of the iconic spy’s latest adventure under Anthony’s masterful tenure."

    Very cool, thanks @Revelator
    I wonder if the old enemy is someone we've see before. I'm trying to think who survived in Fleming's books! :)

    SMERSH?

    Yeah, I guess Klebb's death is a bit vague and 'offscreen': she might turn out to be alive?

    I cannot remember if Irma Bunt survived at the end of YOLT.

    That's a good call. Maybe it's the Bunt/Klebb team-up we've all been hoping for! :D
    Also, if this story takes place after TMWTGG, does that mean it wipes out the timeline set by Amis and Colonel Sun, which was also supposed to have happened just after TMWTGG?

    I'm actually re-reading that at the moment and I haven't spotted anything which ties it in too closely to the end of TMWTGG.
  • Posts: 391
    I wonder if Horowitz will return to James Suzuki, or whatever he wants to call him. I know in his day Gardner didn't have Glidrose's permission to continue this storyline and Benson closed the story on his side with a short story, but, considering this future book's temporal setting, I wouldn't be surprised if Horowitz is going to continue and wrap up some of Fleming's unfinished narrative tracks (Kissy Suzuki's son, Bond's quest for revenge after being brainwashed).
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 6,722
    They finally got around to 'revealing' it :))

  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    edited May 28 Posts: 14,247
    Revelator wrote: »
    According to the Bookseller:

    Anthony Horowitz will write his third official James Bond novel, to be published by Jonathan Cape in 2022.

    Publishing director Michal Shavit acquired UK and Commonwealth, EU and audio rights to the currently untitled new Bond novel from Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, on behalf of Ian Fleming Publications.

    ...Horowitz said: "I am very excited to have started my third Bond novel with the continuing support of the Ian Fleming estate. Forever and a Day looked at Bond’s first assignment. Trigger Mortis was mid-career. The new book begins with the death of Scaramanga and Bond’s return from Jamaica to confront an old enemy."

    Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications, added: "We're delighted and excited that Anthony has started his third Bond novel. From the nuggets we’ve seen so far, we are confident it will be another bestselling episode in the adventures of 007."

    Shavit commented: "We are incredibly excited to be announcing the news on Ian Fleming’s birthday that we have a new James Bond novel by Anthony to look forward to next year. We can’t wait to share more details with readers of the iconic spy’s latest adventure under Anthony’s masterful tenure."

    Yes, I'd heard a rumour that the new Bond novel from Horowitz picked up where Fleming left off with The Man with the Golden Gun. It seems it was true then. As a primarily traditionalist Bond continuation fan (Amis/Gardner/Benson) I do prefer the novels to be set after Fleming's novels and timeline as I consider his novels sacrosanct and I don't really like them messing about with the original timeline.
    mtm wrote: »
    Revelator wrote: »
    According to the Bookseller:

    Anthony Horowitz will write his third official James Bond novel, to be published by Jonathan Cape in 2022.

    Publishing director Michal Shavit acquired UK and Commonwealth, EU and audio rights to the currently untitled new Bond novel from Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, on behalf of Ian Fleming Publications.

    ...Horowitz said: "I am very excited to have started my third Bond novel with the continuing support of the Ian Fleming estate. Forever and a Day looked at Bond’s first assignment. Trigger Mortis was mid-career. The new book begins with the death of Scaramanga and Bond’s return from Jamaica to confront an old enemy."

    Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications, added: "We're delighted and excited that Anthony has started his third Bond novel. From the nuggets we’ve seen so far, we are confident it will be another bestselling episode in the adventures of 007."

    Shavit commented: "We are incredibly excited to be announcing the news on Ian Fleming’s birthday that we have a new James Bond novel by Anthony to look forward to next year. We can’t wait to share more details with readers of the iconic spy’s latest adventure under Anthony’s masterful tenure."

    Very cool, thanks @Revelator
    I wonder if the old enemy is someone we've see before. I'm trying to think who survived in Fleming's books! :)

    SMERSH? Perhaps they were involved in Bond's brainwashing in Russia.

    According to Fleming in Thunderball (1961) SMERSH were disbanded in 1958 so it couldn't be them. However, it could still be one of the Soviet alphabet soup of intelligence organs that followed it such as how John Gardner brought what was effectively SMERSH back under different names. He could just use the KGB too with the old enemy just being the Soviets in general. In fact I think the KGB were behind is brainwashing between You Only Live Twice and The Man with the Golden Gun so that fits.
    mtm wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Revelator wrote: »
    According to the Bookseller:

    Anthony Horowitz will write his third official James Bond novel, to be published by Jonathan Cape in 2022.

    Publishing director Michal Shavit acquired UK and Commonwealth, EU and audio rights to the currently untitled new Bond novel from Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, on behalf of Ian Fleming Publications.

    ...Horowitz said: "I am very excited to have started my third Bond novel with the continuing support of the Ian Fleming estate. Forever and a Day looked at Bond’s first assignment. Trigger Mortis was mid-career. The new book begins with the death of Scaramanga and Bond’s return from Jamaica to confront an old enemy."

    Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications, added: "We're delighted and excited that Anthony has started his third Bond novel. From the nuggets we’ve seen so far, we are confident it will be another bestselling episode in the adventures of 007."

    Shavit commented: "We are incredibly excited to be announcing the news on Ian Fleming’s birthday that we have a new James Bond novel by Anthony to look forward to next year. We can’t wait to share more details with readers of the iconic spy’s latest adventure under Anthony’s masterful tenure."

    Very cool, thanks @Revelator
    I wonder if the old enemy is someone we've see before. I'm trying to think who survived in Fleming's books! :)

    SMERSH?

    Yeah, I guess Klebb's death is a bit vague and 'offscreen': she might turn out to be alive?

    I cannot remember if Irma Bunt survived at the end of YOLT.

    That's a good call. Maybe it's the Bunt/Klebb team-up we've all been hoping for! :D
    Also, if this story takes place after TMWTGG, does that mean it wipes out the timeline set by Amis and Colonel Sun, which was also supposed to have happened just after TMWTGG?

    I'm actually re-reading that at the moment and I haven't spotted anything which ties it in too closely to the end of TMWTGG.

    The Man with the Golden Gun is actually mentioned on the very first page of Colonel Sun when Bond is playing golf with Bill Tanner on the Sunningdale golf course:

    "[Bond] had managed to clear two hundred and fifty yards straight down the middle, a shot that had demanded every ounce of effort without (blessed relief) the slightest complaint from the area where, last summer, Scaramanga's Derringer slug had torn through his abdomen."
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 6,722
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Revelator wrote: »
    According to the Bookseller:

    Anthony Horowitz will write his third official James Bond novel, to be published by Jonathan Cape in 2022.

    Publishing director Michal Shavit acquired UK and Commonwealth, EU and audio rights to the currently untitled new Bond novel from Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, on behalf of Ian Fleming Publications.

    ...Horowitz said: "I am very excited to have started my third Bond novel with the continuing support of the Ian Fleming estate. Forever and a Day looked at Bond’s first assignment. Trigger Mortis was mid-career. The new book begins with the death of Scaramanga and Bond’s return from Jamaica to confront an old enemy."

    Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications, added: "We're delighted and excited that Anthony has started his third Bond novel. From the nuggets we’ve seen so far, we are confident it will be another bestselling episode in the adventures of 007."

    Shavit commented: "We are incredibly excited to be announcing the news on Ian Fleming’s birthday that we have a new James Bond novel by Anthony to look forward to next year. We can’t wait to share more details with readers of the iconic spy’s latest adventure under Anthony’s masterful tenure."

    Very cool, thanks @Revelator
    I wonder if the old enemy is someone we've see before. I'm trying to think who survived in Fleming's books! :)

    SMERSH?

    Yeah, I guess Klebb's death is a bit vague and 'offscreen': she might turn out to be alive?

    I cannot remember if Irma Bunt survived at the end of YOLT.

    That's a good call. Maybe it's the Bunt/Klebb team-up we've all been hoping for! :D
    Also, if this story takes place after TMWTGG, does that mean it wipes out the timeline set by Amis and Colonel Sun, which was also supposed to have happened just after TMWTGG?

    I'm actually re-reading that at the moment and I haven't spotted anything which ties it in too closely to the end of TMWTGG.

    The Man with the Golden Gun is actually mentioned on the very first page of Colonel Sun when Bond is playing golf with Bill Tanner on the Sunningdale golf course:

    "[Bond] had managed to clear two hundred and fifty yards straight down the middle, a shot that had demanded every ounce of effort without (blessed relief) the slightest complaint from the area where, last summer, Scaramanga's Derringer slug had torn through his abdomen."

    Exactly: plenty of room for this new book to slot in.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    edited May 28 Posts: 14,247
    mtm wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Revelator wrote: »
    According to the Bookseller:

    Anthony Horowitz will write his third official James Bond novel, to be published by Jonathan Cape in 2022.

    Publishing director Michal Shavit acquired UK and Commonwealth, EU and audio rights to the currently untitled new Bond novel from Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, on behalf of Ian Fleming Publications.

    ...Horowitz said: "I am very excited to have started my third Bond novel with the continuing support of the Ian Fleming estate. Forever and a Day looked at Bond’s first assignment. Trigger Mortis was mid-career. The new book begins with the death of Scaramanga and Bond’s return from Jamaica to confront an old enemy."

    Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications, added: "We're delighted and excited that Anthony has started his third Bond novel. From the nuggets we’ve seen so far, we are confident it will be another bestselling episode in the adventures of 007."

    Shavit commented: "We are incredibly excited to be announcing the news on Ian Fleming’s birthday that we have a new James Bond novel by Anthony to look forward to next year. We can’t wait to share more details with readers of the iconic spy’s latest adventure under Anthony’s masterful tenure."

    Very cool, thanks @Revelator
    I wonder if the old enemy is someone we've see before. I'm trying to think who survived in Fleming's books! :)

    SMERSH?

    Yeah, I guess Klebb's death is a bit vague and 'offscreen': she might turn out to be alive?

    I cannot remember if Irma Bunt survived at the end of YOLT.

    That's a good call. Maybe it's the Bunt/Klebb team-up we've all been hoping for! :D
    Also, if this story takes place after TMWTGG, does that mean it wipes out the timeline set by Amis and Colonel Sun, which was also supposed to have happened just after TMWTGG?

    I'm actually re-reading that at the moment and I haven't spotted anything which ties it in too closely to the end of TMWTGG.

    The Man with the Golden Gun is actually mentioned on the very first page of Colonel Sun when Bond is playing golf with Bill Tanner on the Sunningdale golf course:

    "[Bond] had managed to clear two hundred and fifty yards straight down the middle, a shot that had demanded every ounce of effort without (blessed relief) the slightest complaint from the area where, last summer, Scaramanga's Derringer slug had torn through his abdomen."

    Exactly: plenty of room for this new book to slot in.

    I remember it mentioning the climactic events at the Japanese Castle of Death later on as well although of course that was earlier again in the Fleming Bond timeline.

    I suppose the only conceivable issue with setting the new Horowitz novel after Fleming's The Man with the Golden Gun is the fact that Colonel Sun is set directly after that novel as well. The Man with the Golden Gun was set in 1964 and the internal evidence points to Colonel Sun having been set in 1965 even though it was written in 1967 and published in 1968. Glidrose of course had to wait until 1966 and the last Fleming novel and short story collection were published posthumously before they could embark on the idea of an official Continuation Bond novel. Of course continuity between the post-Fleming Bond continuation authors has never exactly been set in stone. The brief from Glidrose/IFP appears to have been that the new Bond author could keep or discard that which their predecessor in the role had done as the mood took them. The bedrock of Fleming was obviously viewed as sacrosanct though everything else was not considered the Gospel. Just as no UK parliament can bind its successors no Bond continuation author can tie the hands of his successors if they want to do something else creatively with the character, plot or dialogue.
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