Echoes from Universal: Bridging the Gap between TMWTGG and DMC

edited August 2023 in Fan Creations Posts: 24
**Echoes from Universal**

After the intense showdown with Scaramanga in early 1964, James Bond was appointed the temporary Resident Agent in Jamaica, a position providing him a respite from the relentless hustle of espionage. It was a deserved hiatus. However, by May, the vivacious Mary Goodnight was recalled to London, a departure Bond felt deeply. Her position was soon filled by Eunice Headley, a competent Oxford graduate. She was efficient, no doubt, but lacked the endearing spark and vivacity of Goodnight.

With his new appointment and Headley at his side, Bond found himself cocooned in the island's beauty. The shimmering turquoise waters, crimson sunsets, and the palms' rhythmic dance contrasted starkly with the memories of London’s buzzing streets. But amidst this tropical serenity, Bond felt an undercurrent of restlessness, an itch for action that the tranquility couldn't quell.

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  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    I always thought that DMC should have been set after CS, honestly. WAMTK arguably messed up with the continuity, though.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Colonel Sun should definitely follow TMWTGG. The less said about Devil May Care the better.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Colonel Sun should definitely follow TMWTGG. The less said about Devil May Care the better.

    Fair enough. Should have Jeffery Deaver write one over Sebastian Faulks. I just IFP moves on from the Fleming timeline. There’s not much more that they could do with it. It also reeks of desperation.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    MaxCasino wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Colonel Sun should definitely follow TMWTGG. The less said about Devil May Care the better.

    Fair enough. Should have Jeffery Deaver write one over Sebastian Faulks. I just IFP moves on from the Fleming timeline. There’s not much more that they could do with it. It also reeks of desperation.

    Yes, it would be nice to see a James Bond story set in the contemporary world again which was always the approach favoured by Fleming, Amis, Gardner, Benson and Deaver. Happily Charlie Higson's On His Majesty's Secret Service (2023) was a step in this direction again. It was good to see, as I think contemporary set Bond novels read more authentically than period set Bond novels do.
  • I have some time for Devil May Care. I have a nice hardcover first edition and it smells wonderful. I read it with my coffee in a quiet room and it just felt so sophisticated. Faulks did a good job given the restraints he was probably given my IFP
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