MI6 Exclusive: The upcoming Young Bond adventure 'Shoot To Kill' has an updated cover to address an anachronism in the artwork
Soon after Ian Fleming Publications revealed the title and cover artwork for the upcoming Young Bond novel by Steve Cole, eagle-eyed fans spotted something awry with the gun used in the artwork. "Shoot To Kill" takes place in 1934, but the cover features a Walther P38 - a weapon that wasn't in production until 1938!
Much like Ian Fleming after his correspondence with Geoffrey Boothroyd, the gun has been changed. IFP explained to MI6: "We obviously intended the gun to be period - and location - appropriate, and when it was pointed out to us that the story predated the gun by a few years, we took steps to rectify that before printing."
Below is the final, updated, artwork. Click here to see the first version with the P38.
"Shoot To Kill" will based in the 'glittering lights and seedy underbelly of Hollywood' in the 1930s when Bond is aged between 14 and 15. The novel will be published in the UK on November 6th 2014.