In keeping with the glut
of books that will be published around the Ian
Fleming centenary this year, more good news for literary fans as
past continuation author Raymond
Benson as announced news
of an anthology.
Via his official
Benson confirmed that an anthology of three of his James
Bond novels will be published in the U.S. in October
2008 by Pegasus Books.
The collection will contain
the 'Union Trilogy' of novels, comprising "High
Time To Kill" (1999), "Doubleshot" (2000), and "Never
Dream of Dying" (2001).
As a bonus, the complete uncut short story
"Blast From The Past" will be included. This story
in the January 1997 issue of Playboy in a truncated version.
The full-length "director's cut" was published
in Italian and in French, and will appear for the first
time in English. A new introduction by the author will
top off the omnibus.
Pegasus hopes to publish a second volume of Benson's remaining
007 novels and short stories in 2009 if the first collection
Above: Cover artwork for the compendium,
designed by Michael Fusco