A new Anthony Horowitz Bond novel...

Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,172Quartermasters
Thebookseller.com have published this article stating that Anthony Horowitz will return to write another Bond novel, to be published by Jonathan Cape. If this is true I think it is very good news, since I feel Trigger Mortis was one of the best continuation novels and it has been too long since an author has had the opportunity to have more than one shot at a Bond novel.
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Agreed ! -{ I really enjoyed Trigger Mortis, and wanted him to write another.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,732MI6 Agent
    Great news for the literary James Bond continuation there. Like TP I wanted Mr Horowitz to return for another Bond novel so I am equally as delighted that he is. Good to hear that Fleming material is again being included too. 2018 will also mark the 50th anniversary of the Bond continuation project in print that started with the publication of Kingsley Amis' Colonel Sun back in March 1968.
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,172Quartermasters
    It would appear that the new novel will also include unpublished Fleming material: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLI3V8zB0oc/
  • superadosuperado Regent's Park West (CaliforniaPosts: 2,592MI6 Agent
    I can't wait! This, with the seemingly instant follow-up installments of the Young Bond books, I don't think I've ever experienced a time when Bond novels were coming out in such a rapid succession!
    "...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.....
  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,311MI6 Agent
    Very good news. I wouldn't have minded if the task had been handed to another new author, but I am more than happy to have Horowitz tackle it again.
  • angelicbondangelicbond Posts: 190MI6 Agent
    Absolutely fantastic news. Trigger Mortis was my favourite of the continuation novels. Apart from Amis, it was the most Fleming of all the books.

    Surprised they didn't wait until tomorrow to announce it, being International James Bond Day and all, but either way I am absolutely delighted that Horowitz is back, with new original Fleming material to boot!
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,443MI6 Agent
    -{ pleased to hear this, really enjoyed trigger mortis.
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,602MI6 Agent
    The continuation novels have been hit and miss, but Trigger Mortis was a one the very best. It makes sense to let Horowitz write more Bond novels. I'm looking forward to reading it. But should't this thread be sticky?
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,732MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    The continuation novels have been hit and miss, but Trigger Mortis was a one the very best. It makes sense to let Horowitz write more Bond novels. I'm looking forward to reading it. But should't this thread be sticky?

    Yes, you're right, Number24 and I too endorse this thread to be stickied in this literary section I most call home on AJB. :) -{
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,172Quartermasters
    Here is another snippet of news about the new novel: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38238272

    A strange comment by Horowitz is where he says that his "killer opening line" is "the only reason why I want to write the book."

    Hopefully his enthusiasm ends up extending beyond the first page of the novel :p
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,983Chief of Staff
    So, do you want the other, older Horowitz thread unstuck in favour of this one becoming sticky?
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,732MI6 Agent
    Barbel wrote:
    So, do you want the other, older Horowitz thread unstuck in favour of this one becoming sticky?

    Yes, I think that would be the best idea, Barbel, but others can give their opinion too. :) -{
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,602MI6 Agent
    Barbel wrote:
    So, do you want the other, older Horowitz thread unstuck in favour of this one becoming sticky?

    Yes, I think that would be the best idea, Barbel, but others can give their opinion too. :) -{

    This would be best.
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,732MI6 Agent
    Maybe we can get it stickied then, if there are no objections? :)
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,983Chief of Staff
    Sure!
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,732MI6 Agent
    Barbel wrote:
    Sure!

    Great! Thanks, Barbel! :) -{
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,405MI6 Agent
    Sticky's kill threads for some reason...
    Same thing happened with my glorious Roger Moore thread.
    I guess our eyes just glaze over the sticky section.
    “The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
    -Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,732MI6 Agent
    edited April 2017
    Sticky's kill threads for some reason...
    Same thing happened with my glorious Roger Moore thread.
    I guess our eyes just glaze over the sticky section.

    Perhaps it will be more busy when there is more news available than currently, closer to the novel's publication date in 2018.
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,405MI6 Agent
    Sticky's kill threads for some reason...
    Same thing happened with my glorious Roger Moore thread.
    I guess our eyes just glaze over the sticky section.

    Perhaps it will be more busy when there is more news available than currently, closer to the novel's date in 2018.

    That's true. But I guess we could use this space to talk about what we want to see in the new novel etc.
    I'd like a Bond girl wo isn't a spy/ investigating alongside Bond but just gets caught up in the mystery. Perhaps a British Villain this time to spice it up a bit? All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed Trigger Mortis and I can't wait for Horowitz next installment.
    “The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
    -Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,311MI6 Agent
    I know it's hard to avoid, but I'd like a plot that doesn't involve: Action-packed start, girl introduction, pursuit, introduction of villain, villain-should-die-but-doesn't, Bond captured, girl dies, Bond-should-die-but-doesn't, escape, Bond gets another girl.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,602MI6 Agent
    A fan art "vintage" cover for Trigger Mortis :007)

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  • BondClothingBondClothing Posts: 338MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    A fan art "vintage" cover for Trigger Mortis :007)

    cd61e28d2423a486242aa8644f9dcc30--vintage-book-covers-vintage-books.jpg
    If they removed the white test and bond front and center I think this would be a winner. -{
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  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,732MI6 Agent
    I know that we're dealing with spy fiction here, but the strange thing is, the real SMERSH were disbanded probably before even Goldfinger took place, so they would definitely not have existed by the time Trigger Mortis occurred!
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    That's only what they want you to think SM ;)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,732MI6 Agent
    That's only what they want you to think SM ;)

    True. Classic Soviet misinformation at work there! :))
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,983Chief of Staff
    Anthony Horowitz's new Bond novel "Forever And A Day" to be published in May. Takes place before CR.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 SwitzerlandPosts: 870MI6 Agent
    If this is indeed a prequel to Casino Royale it will be the first non Fleming novel I will buy and read.
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  • JTMJTM Posts: 3,011MI6 Agent
    Hmm, definitely keen to give that a read! I hope it goes a bit into his years in Naval Intelligence - i've always wanted to hear some stories about CMDR Bond's time in WW2.
  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    Definitely will get it. Looks to be quite promising!
    If this is indeed a prequel to Casino Royale it will be the first non Fleming novel I will buy and read.
    Also the reason why I'm interested on it as-well.
    a reasonable rate of return
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