Ian Fleming Publications

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Ian Fleming Publications is the production company formerly known as both Glidrose Productions Limited and Glidrose Publications Limited, named after its founders John Gliddon and Norman Rose. In 1952, author Ian Fleming bought it after completing his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale; he assigned most of his rights in Casino Royale, and the works which followed it to Glidrose.

In 1956 Ian Fleming hired literary agent Peter Janson-Smith to handle the foreign translation rights in the James Bond novels. He was the literary consultant and chairman of Ian Fleming Publications until 2001. Today, Ian Fleming Publications administers all of Ian Fleming's literary oeuvre and is owned by Fleming's family.

Publication history[edit]

After Fleming's death in 1964, the estate either commissioned or permitted new Bond works to be published. In 1968, Kingsley Amis published Colonel Sun, by Kingsley Amis. The company changed its name from Glidrose Productions to Glidrose Publications. Soon thereafter, in 1973, Glidrose sanctioned James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007 by John Pearson. In 1977 and again in 1979, Eon Productions authorized Christopher Wood to write novelisations of his scripts for the Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.

In 1981 the James Bond book series was revived, with new novels written by John Gardner. In 1996 John Gardner retired from writing Bond books, and Raymond Benson quickly replaced him. Benson is the first American to write James Bond novels, a fact that was initially controversial. It was during Benson's tenure that the company changed names from Glidrose Publications Ltd to Ian Fleming Publications; the publisher's new name appeared first in the 1999 book High Time to Kill. In turn, Benson retired from writing Bond books in 2002.

Since then Ian Fleming Publications has published a series of Bond books based on a young teenage James Bond in the 1930s. The Young Bond series, written by Charlie Higson, consists of five novels, published between 2005 to 2008.

In 2005 Ian Fleming Publications launched another series of Bond-related books entitled The Moneypenny Diaries by Samantha Weinberg under the pseudonym "Kate Westbrook". Ian Fleming Publications initially denied any connection with the books, but this was later revealed to be part of a publicity stunt for the release of the first book, Guardian Angel.[citation needed]

On what would have been Fleming's 100th birthday—28 May 2008—the novel Devil May Care, written by Sebastian Faulks, was published. Faulks was true to Bond's original character and background too, and provided "a Flemingesque hero"[1] who drove a battleship grey 1967 T-series Bentley.[2] After Faulks, American writer Jeffery Deaver was then commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications to produce Carte Blanche, which was published on 26 May 2011.[3] On 11 April 2012, Ian Fleming Publications announced that William Boyd will write the next Bond novel, Solo, due for release in the autumn of 2013; the publishers will be Jonathan Cape in the UK and HarperCollins for Canada and the US.[4]

James Bond books[edit]

by Ian Fleming[edit]

  1. Casino Royale (1953) — first American paperback title: You Asked For It
  2. Live and Let Die (1954)
  3. Moonraker (1955) — first American paperback title: Too Hot to Handle
  4. Diamonds Are Forever (1956)
  5. From Russia, with Love (1957)
  6. Dr. No (1958)
  7. Goldfinger (1959)
  8. Thunderball (1961) — "based on a screen treatment by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham and Ian Fleming"
  9. The Spy Who Loved Me (1962)
  10. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963)
  11. You Only Live Twice (1964)
  12. The Man with the Golden Gun (1965)
Short stories
For Your Eyes Only (1960)
Short story Published date Publication
"For Your Eyes Only" 1960
"From a View to a Kill" 1960
"Quantum of Solace" May 1959 Cosmopolitan
"Risico" 1960
"The Hildebrand Rarity" March 1960 Playboy
Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966)
Short story Published date Publication
"Octopussy" March/April 1966 Playboy
"The Living Daylights" 9 February 1962 The Sunday Times
"The Property of a Lady" 1963 The Ivory Hammer
"007 in New York" 1963 Thrilling Cities

by Kingsley Amis[edit]

  1. Colonel Sun (1968) — last book copyrighted under the Glidrose Productions name

by John Gardner[edit]

  1. Licence Renewed (1981) — American title: License Renewed
  2. For Special Services (1982)
  3. Icebreaker (1983)
  4. Role of Honour (1984) — American title: Role of Honor
  5. Nobody Lives for Ever (1986) — American title: Nobody Lives Forever
  6. No Deals, Mr. Bond (1987)
  7. Scorpius (1988)
  8. Win, Lose or Die (1989)
  9. Brokenclaw (1990)
  10. The Man from Barbarossa (1991)
  11. Death is Forever (1992)
  12. Never Send Flowers (1993)
  13. SeaFire (1994)
  14. COLD (1996) — American title: Cold Fall

by Raymond Benson[edit]

  1. Zero Minus Ten (1997)
  2. The Facts of Death (1998) - last Bond novel copyrighted under the Glidrose Publications name
  3. High Time to Kill (1999) - first Bond novel copyrighted by Ian Fleming Publications
  4. DoubleShot (2000)
  5. Never Dream of Dying (2001)
  6. The Man with the Red Tattoo (2002)
Short stories
James Bond uncollected short stories by Raymond Benson
Short story Published date Publication
"Blast from the Past" January 1997 Playboy
"Midsummer Night's Doom" January 1999 Playboy
"Live at Five" November 1999 TV Guide

by Sebastian Faulks[edit]

The novel by Sebastian Faulks is a one-off adult Bond novel that follows The Man with the Golden Gun in the 1960s. The book was written to celebrate Ian Fleming's centenary and was released on Fleming's birthday, 28 May 2008.

  1. Devil May Care - May 2008

by Jeffery Deaver[edit]

The novel by Jeffery Deaver, Carte Blanche, previously known as "Project X", is set in the present era and was published on 28 May 2011.

  1. Carte Blanche - May 2011

by William Boyd[edit]

William Boyd, author of Solo.

On 11 April 2012 it was announced that William Boyd would write the next James Bond novel, entitled Solo. The novel was released in the United Kingdom on 26 September 2013, and in the United States and Canada on 8 October 2013.

  1. Solo - September 2013

Novelizations[edit]

James Bond spinoffs[edit]

James Bond, Jr.[edit]

Written by the pseudonymous R. D. Mascott, it was the first James Bond related book not written by Ian Fleming to be published after Fleming's death. To this day, Ian Fleming Publications has never disclosed or confirmed the author's identity.

  1. The Adventures of James Bond Junior 003½ (1967)

The Authorized Biography[edit]

Written by Fleming's friend and colleague, John Pearson, the book differs from all other Bond novels in that it is a biography told in the first-person by Pearson upon meeting James Bond.

  1. James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007 (1973) — first book copyrighted under the Glidrose Publications name.

Young Bond[edit]

Charlie Higson[edit]

Charlie Higson's novels, part of a series called Young Bond, are prequels to Fleming's series.

  1. SilverFin - March 2005
  2. Blood Fever - January 2006
  3. Double or Die - January 2007
  4. Hurricane Gold - September 2007
  5. By Royal Command - September 2008
Short story
James Bond uncollected short stories by Charlie Higson
Short story Published date Publication
"A Hard Man to Kill" October 2009 Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier

Steve Cole[edit]

In October 2013 Ian Fleming Publications announced that Steve Cole would continue the series, with the first edition scheduled to be released in Autumn 2014.[5]

The Moneypenny Diaries[edit]

The Moneypenny Diaries is a trilogy chronicling the life of Miss Moneypenny. The books are written by Samantha Weinberg under the pseudonym Kate Westbrook.

  1. The Moneypenny Diaries: Guardian Angel - October 2005
  2. Secret Servant: The Moneypenny Diaries - November 2006
  3. The Moneypenny Diaries: Final Fling - May 2008
The Moneypenny Diaries short stories by Samantha Weinberg
Short story Published date Publication
"For Your Eyes Only, James" November 2006 Tatler
"Moneypenny’s First Date With Bond" November 2006 The Spectator

Other published works[edit]

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sequel novels[edit]

Three novels were given approval by the Ian Fleming Estate

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again (October 2011) by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time (September 2012) by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon (September 2013) by Frank Cottrell Boyce[6]

Unpublished works[edit]

The following are stories known to have been written for Glidrose / Ian Fleming Publications, however, were not published.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dugdale, John (29 May 2011). "Spy another day". The Sunday Times. p. 40. 
  2. ^ Davis, Kylie (23 November 2007). "A Bond with the devil". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 8. 
  3. ^ "James Bond book called Carte Blanche". BBC News. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "William Boyd takes James Bond back to 1960s in new 007 novel". BBC News (London). BBC. 12 April 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "New Young Bond Series in 2014". Ian Fleming Publications. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 3: Over the Moon". Pan Macmillan.