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John Gardner German Covers

20th April 2023

Cross Cult is completing its collection of James Bond novels this year

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In 2014 publisher, Cross Cult, released Licence Renewed - John Gardner's debut 007 novel - translated into German. Almost a decade later, in December 2023, the publisher will wrap up its complete coverage of the Gardner era. Gardner's run lasted 15 years, from 1981 to 1996. Over the last nine years, 11 of the 14 Gardner original Bond stories have been re-published in Germany with unique cover art by Michael Gillette. Gillette previously illustrated the 14 Fleming covers for the 2008 centenrary release. His original art was so well received that limited edition prints of the covers were made available to buy.

Recently, Cross Cult relevealed the draft cover art for "Kalt" (Cold AKA Cold Fall), the final original novel from Gardner, first released in 1996. "Kalt" will be released in Germany on 4 December 2023.

Title Translation Release Date
Kernschmelze Meltdown 29 September 2014
Der Kunstsammler The Art Collector 16 March 2015
Eisbrecher Icebreaker 16 March 2015
Eine Frage Der Ehre A Question of Honour 6 July 2015
Niemand Lebt Ewig Nobody Lives Forever 6 July 2015
Das Spiel Ist Aus The Game Is Over 27 November 2015
Scorpius Scorpius 25 January 2016
Flottenmanöver Fleet Manovers 25 April 2016
Operation Jericho Operation Jericho 18 July 2016
Der Mann Von Barbarossa The Man From Barbarossa 20 December 2017
Nur Der Tod Währt Ewig Only Death Lasts Forever 6 March 2023
Lass Niemals Blumen Sprechen Never Let Flowers Talk 5 June 2023
Operation Seafire Operation Seafire 4 September 2023
Kalt Cold 4 December 2023


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