New Bond Book: The Lost Adventures of James Bond

ManyLivesofJamesBondManyLivesofJamesBond Posts: 9MI6 Agent
edited December 2020 in James Bond Literature
Check out my new book on James Bond!

The Lost Adventures of James Bond: Timothy Dalton’s Third and Fourth Bond Films, James Bond Jr., and Other Unmade or Forgotten 007 Projects

The James Bond universe is greater than you might think. Even if you have seen all the movies and devoured Ian Fleming’s books, there is much more to discover about 007. There is a fascinating galaxy of Bond adventures that have been “lost” or unmade, out-of-print, or forgotten by even the most dedicated Bond fan.

Through his probing interviews with their creators in THE LOST ADVENTURES OF JAMES BOND, Mark Edlitz uncovers different scenarios for Timothy Dalton’s abandoned third and fourth Bond movies, questions Toby Stephens about playing 007 on the radio, delves into the unproduced Casino Royale play, and exposes the secret history of James Bond Jr, the animated series about 007’s nephew. Edlitz also solves a long-standing Bond mystery, investigates the cheeky commercial which inserts Daniel Craig into a Roger Moore-style escapade, and reveals the story behind Sean Connery’s lost Bond performance.

These and other projects are revealed in this vastly entertaining and enlightening book. Using never-before-seen photographs, Edlitz uncovers a wealth of unexplored lore. THE LOST ADVENTURES OF JAMES BOND is a must for any Bond fan.

“Connoisseurs of the 007 movies will covet “The Lost Adventures of James Bond” by Mark Edlitz, a substantial, illustrated volume”
— Washington Post

“Brilliant”
— Yahoo Movies UK

“Veritable Bond historian Mark Edlitz… uncovers the most interesting bits of James Bond arcana.”
— Forbes

“The Lost Adventures of James Bond is a must-have for any card-carrying 007 enthusiast.”
— Starburst Magazine.

To pick up the paperback in the US:
https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Adventures-James-Bond-Forgotten/dp/173546161X

In the UK
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Adventures-James-Bond-Forgotten/dp/173546161X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1605234374&sr=1-2-catcorr


If anyone has any questions about it, I’d be happy to answer them!

Comments

  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 998MI6 Agent
    Yes.
    How about a link to purchase it?

    I read a review of this on Daily Mirror Online. Thd review rather revealed all the surprises, but it sounds like a good read, Mark.
  • Thanks for asking about the link. I just added it to the original post.

    Not to worry about spoilers though. The book is over 400 pages. So plenty of surprises left!
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,129Chief of Staff
    This book is definitely on my ‘to buy’ list...I’m looking forward to it -{
    YNWA 96
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,579MI6 Agent
    The virtual book launch is live now on The Bond Experience YouTube account:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgLAr8MRdUc
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • James BoldmanJames Boldman Amherst, MAPosts: 455MI6 Agent
    I bought it yesterday, and I am loving it!!
  • superadosuperado Regent's Park West (CaliforniaPosts: 2,554MI6 Agent
    It’s on my buy list too!
    "...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....
  • Sir Miles --- I hope you get a kick out of it!

    Silhouette Man -- Thanks for letting people know about the launch.

    Superado -- That's great. I hope it doesn't disappoint.

    James Boldman --- What a lovely thing to say. Glad you're enjoying it!
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,129Chief of Staff
    Sir Miles --- I hope you get a kick out of it!

    If it’s half as good as I’m told it is then I’m sure I will -{

    Looking forward to reading this over Christmas {[]
    YNWA 96
  • superadosuperado Regent's Park West (CaliforniaPosts: 2,554MI6 Agent
    I just got the book and merely a few pages in I am already enjoying it! Typically I’d like having Bond-related reading during the holidays that just adds to the magical feeling of the season. But I didn’t have anything set aside this year, so finding out about this book just a few days ago and having it already available was a pleasant surprise! I also wish to add just how lucky Mark is, who recounted in the Introduction (SPOILER ALERT, LOL) how he got to meet four of the Bond actors...wow!!!
    "...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....
  • Superado --- I'm with you. A little Bond over a holiday or a long weekend makes it all the more special. Very pleased that the book will be a part of this holiday for you.
  • PPK 7.65mmPPK 7.65mm Saratoga Springs NY USAPosts: 1,090MI6 Agent
    edited December 2020
    My copy just arrived today and I am looking forward to reading it. I am glad that the James Bond Jr. cartoon* is among the topics covered along the un-produced third and fourth movies starring Timothy Dalton and even the recent comic book series from Dynamite comics. Looking forward to reading these sections especially.

    *I hope that at some future point Eon will reconsider putting James Bond Jr. on DVD or Blu Ray. While it might not be the greatest cartoon spun off from a popular movie series, I have seen far worse in my time.
  • PPK 7.65mm --- Glad to meet a James Bond Jr. fan. I figure it was an important topic to cover. Eon put a lot of effort into creating the show. So I wanted to learn what it was like to work on it. Without giving too much away, I interviewed the co-creator, co-director, writers, and even the lyricist of the theme-song! For better or for worse, I think this is the most comprehensive accounting of the making of the show.
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,129Chief of Staff
    Ok, stoopid question...is there a difference in content between the two different cover versions...or is it just a cover variation and £1.09 difference...? :)
    YNWA 96
  • Unloved SeasonUnloved Season Denton, TexasPosts: 48MI6 Agent
    I downloaded this and Roger Moore's LaLD diary for free with my Kindle Unlimited trial but I started the latter first and I'm still working on it. This one sounds interesting though.
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,129Chief of Staff
    ggl007 wrote:

    Brilliant - thank you so much for clearing that up for me…now I’m off to buy the Dalton cover version -{
    YNWA 96
  • Westward_DriftWestward_Drift Posts: 2,477MI6 Agent
    I have the Dalton cover version. The negative space in the layout is a waste, IMO. I would prefer denser text over fewer pages.
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,129Chief of Staff
    I have the Dalton cover version. The negative space in the layout is a waste, IMO. I would prefer denser text over fewer pages.

    Thanks, will be interesting to see just how much ‘extra space’ there is around the text...maybe I should have bought the other version as I’m running out of space on my bookshelves :))
    YNWA 96
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,579MI6 Agent
    Sir Miles wrote:
    I have the Dalton cover version. The negative space in the layout is a waste, IMO. I would prefer denser text over fewer pages.

    Thanks, will be interesting to see just how much ‘extra space’ there is around the text...maybe I should have bought the other version as I’m running out of space on my bookshelves :))

    Tell me about it. I have so many "unhoused" books now that I've had to buy several old bookshelves to hold them. Getting somewhere to place the bookshelves could be a problem too. Oh, the joys of being a book collector...
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,129Chief of Staff
    I bought this book and got it just after New Year...it’s a great addition to any Bond fans library...especially the treatments for any possible Dalton Bond films after LTK…not only that though as the author spoke to many people that were involved with different treatments and plot outlines...genuinely interesting stuff -{

    There is also information on James Bond Jr, various Bond comics/graphic novels and radio plays...and even Raymond Benson’s aborted Casino Royale stage play...

    The book could have done with a professional edit and layout though, and Amazon printing isn’t always the best way to go - but this will be a ‘cost’ decision...but these are only minor niggles...if you haven’t bought it - why not? :o
    YNWA 96
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