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Shouldn't the table at the bottom have nothing for "Proceeded by"? Granted the The Man With The Red Tattoo is a James Bond book, but it's part of a different series. I can understand Ian Fleming, Kingsley Amis, John Gardner, and Benson having the same tables for their books since their books are more in the same series, but this whole Young James Bond is different. K1Bond007 20:28, Oct 31, 2004 (UTC)
- I think it depends upon how SilverFin turns out. If in fact Higson is accurate in his claims that the books will tie in with the "adult" Bond series, then I don't see a problem with keeping the order going, even though chronologically SilverFin takes place earlier than the other Bond novels. Although the "Harry Potter" analogy has a lot of us worried, there's also a chance the books could turn out to be Bond-like in style after all. My thought is to leave it as is for now and revisit the issue once SilverFin comes out in a few months and we find out more about it. That said, I added a note to the infobox to better explain the listing. 23skidoo 04:03, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)
- Fine for now, but if they contract someone else to write Bond novels (adult) then I think SilverFin and it's sequels should be part of it's own "timeline". K1Bond007 05:09, Dec 15, 2004 (UTC)
James Bond Jr.
James Bond Jr. was previously a book by R.D. Mascott, which from what I recall wasn't successful. I wasn't referring to the the cartoon TV series, comics etc. K1Bond007 05:28, Mar 3, 2005 (UTC)
- I think this should be specified, because the TV series (and its spinoff book series by David Vincent) is much better known. The book you're referring to is 003½: The Adventures of James Bond Jr. I'll go make the change. 23skidoo 15:12, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Young James Bond
As future Young James Bond books are released I think it would be a great idea to move the Young James Bond section info from here to the actual Young James Bond page, which is currently a disambig for here and James Bond Jr.. James Bond Jr to my knowledge has never been referred to as Young James Bond, although I completely understand the reasoning for listing it as such for now. K1Bond007 18:53, Apr 23, 2005 (UTC)
- Yeah, I did that as a bit of a place holder. I assume a Young James Bond page will probably be made in the future but at the same time I didn't want to just make it a redirect to SilverFin. Adding James Bond Jr. is just a stopgap as I've heared the Higson books referred to erroneously as such. Once a title is announced for the next book I think that would be a good time to take the Young James Bond bits from SilverFin and move them there. 23skidoo 19:58, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Young Bond Website
Just wanted to let all my fellow Bond nuts know that I have a website devoted to the Young Bond series (and other Bond literary news) -- The Young Bond Dossier.
The site has been up and running for a few months now and it's going strong with almost daily NEWS updates (who would have thought there was so much to say about the Young Bond series).
I’ve also extended the site beyond Young Bond to other current Bond literary happenings like the Centenary Novel, The Moneypenny Diaries, Titan books, and the occasional Casino Royale news (just the good stuff). I've also added an FAQ page .
So (here comes the commercial) when you need news on what's happening in the world of the literary Bond (and beyond), head on over to The Young Bond Dossier.
Cheers.--Zencato 18:03, 30 May 2006 (UTC)
1st ed hardback?
Anyone know the exact date the 1st edition hardback was released in the UK? I know there was a special edition that came out in October 2005 or so, was that the same day as the release of the hardback? I can't find a listing on Amazon.co.uk except for one apparently released by Miramax in June 05, but I was under the impression that the hardback was from Puffin? K1Bond007 04:32, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
- The special edition released in Oct '05 was/is the only hardback edition of SilverFin published by Puffin. Puffin first published SilverFin as a paperback on March 3, 2005. The U.S. hardback by Miramax/Hyperion was released on April 27, 2005. This is also true for Blood Fever (although the special hardback edition has yet to be confirmed). Hope this helps. --Zencato 16:00, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
- That clears it up. Thanks. K1Bond007 18:49, 20 July 2006 (UTC)