Second time lucky - Penguin re-release the "Quantum of Solace" complete James Bond short story compilation again with new hardback and paperback covers...

Book Preview: Quantum of Solace
3rd October 2008

If you didn't pick up the Ian Fleming short story collection - titled "Quantum of Solace" to cash-in on the film of the same name for which the corresponding tale has little relevancy at all - then you will have a second chance this year. With no movie novelization planned for the 2008 James Bond film "Quantum of Solace", Ian Fleming Publications will re-issue the short story compilation again with new cover artwork and a hardback edition through Penguin Classics.

As with the first spin on this idea, released back in May in the UK and August in the USA, the "Quantum of Solace" compendium contains all nine James Bond short stories written by Ian Fleming.

"For Your Eyes Only" was a collection of five short stories published in 1960 that Ian Fleming had originally written for one hour television shows for CBS in mind. Two of the short stories contained in the "For Your Eyes Only" collection had been previously published. "Quantum of Solace" had been published in the May issue of Cosmopolitan magazine in 1959, and "The Hildebrand Rarity" had been published in the March issue of Playboy magazine in 1960. The original 1966 hardback "Octopussy & The Living Daylights" only included the two titular stories. The paperback edition added "The Property of a Lady". The 2002 paperback by Penguin added "007 in New York".

"Quantum of Solace" will be released by Penguin Classics in the UK in hardback and paperback on October 30th 2008, retailing for £20.00 and £6.99 respectively. There are no details of a US release yet, but the paperback edition released earlier this year is still widely available.

Official Blurb
To celebrate the release of the new James Bond film, "Quantum of Solace", all Ian Fleming's short stories are being published in one volume. From a "View to a Kill For", "Your Eyes Only", "Quantum of Solace", "Risico", "The Hildebrand Rarity", "Octopussy", "The Living Daylights", "The Property of a Lady" and "007 in New York".

Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages: 304
Format: Hardback / Paperback
RRP: £20.00 / £6.99
ISBN: 1846141990 / 0141190418
Released: 30th October 2008 (UK)


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