Fan Fiction - JAMES BOND, FAN FICTION NOVELS
A free gift from Chrisno1
A little fun reading for you guys at Christmas. For anyone who remembers the old Fan Fiction on AJB, I was a contributor to one of the very last collections Come Hell Or High Water. Subsequently, I submitted a slew of Fan Fic to our rivals at CommanderBond.net. Since they 'upgraded' the CBN website, I rarely visit there as I prefer the straightforwardness on AJB. So, you've won me over, you crafty fellows. This was one of my more accessible Fan Fic novels which I originally wrote in 2010. My writing has come on in leaps and bounds since then.
Feedback appreciated, but not necessary.
I hope you enjoy it, whoever chooses to read it, and Happy Christmas to you all.
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The Jon Drago Adventures
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service remains, for me, one of the too few times the James Bond film franchise has honestly adapted its source novel. Along with From Russia With Love and Goldfinger, it is the closest to Fleming’s own vision, as presented in his books. There has always been, among Bond aficionados, a great sense of loss that fans were deprived of an authentic interpretation of the “Blofeld Trilogy” due in part to logistical reasons (there was nowhere in the world resembling a real Piz Gloria in 1966) and a belief that OHMSS was a “Thunderball on skis.” This adaptation does not veer far from Richard Maibaum’s 1969 screenplay. That was never my intention. What I have attempted to do is embellish the story we see on screen with a thorough background. For instance, I wanted to explain to the reader why James Bond wants to resign from the S.I.S., why he falls in love with Tracy and where the mission goes wrong. To that end this probably reads more like a Fleming novel than a movie adaptation. Not as good as Fleming of course, although I did often refer to his original work for inspiration. While I have utilised chunks of Maibaum’s screen dialogue, the lines are not always where you expect them to be. Some, I am afraid, have been cut out and others not featured in the movie added. I have also created several bridging scenes. In this respect James Bond, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (original title: O.H.M.S.S.’67) is more like Christopher Wood’s James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me. The other, most obvious, difference is telling the story from James Bond’s point of view, as Fleming would have done. The incidental scenes featuring other characters, with two notable exceptions, have all been removed or significantly re-interpreted. I’m not expecting praise for this piece - it is something of a vanity project - but I hope readers will enjoy it anyway.