Literary 007

James Bond novels and spin-offs

From 1953 to the present day, dozens of novels and a number of short stories have been published chronicling the adventures of British secret agent James Bond, often referred to by his code name, 007. The character was created by Ian Fleming (pictured opposite), first appearing in his debut novel Casino Royale (1953).

Following Fleming's death in 1964 and the posthumous publication of some remnant works by him over the next few years, others were commissioned to write continuation novels. These post-Fleming novels were issued sporadically in the late 1960s and '70s, then regularly between 1981 and 2002 by John Gardner and Raymond Benson, after which the series was put on hiatus.

Two spinoff series of books, Young Bond and The Moneypenny Diaries, were published after this point, but in the spring of 2008 the original James Bond novel series returned with the publication of a new work by Sebastian Faulks. Jeffery Deaver took Bond into the 21st century with his fast-paced action-thriller, "Carte Blanche", released in May 2011. He was followed by William Boyd, acclaimed author of "A Good Man In Africa", who penned the 2013 adventure, "Solo".

Author Portals
Ian Fleming
Geoffrey Jenkins
Kingsley Amis
John Gardner
Raymond Benson
Charlie Higson
Jeffery Deaver
William Boyd
Steve Cole

Kingsley Amis
1968 - Colonel Sun

John Gardner
1981 - Licence Renewed
1982 - For Special Services
1983 - Icebreaker
1984 - Role of Honour
1986 - Nobody Lives for Ever
1987 - No Deals, Mr. Bond
1988 - Scorpius
1989 - Win, Lose or Die
1990 - Brokenclaw
1991 - The Man from Barbarossa
1992 - Death Is Forever
1993 - Never Send Flowers
1994 - SeaFire
1996 - COLD (aka Cold Fall)

Raymond Benson
1997 - Zero Minus Ten
1998 - The Facts of Death
1999 - High Time to Kill
2000 - DoubleShot
2001 - Never Dream of Dying
2002 - The Man with the Red Tattoo

Movie Novelisations

Christopher Wood
1977 - James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me
1979 - James Bond and Moonraker

John Gardner
1989 - Licence to Kill
1995 - GoldenEye

Raymond Benson
1997 - Tomorrow Never Dies
1999 - The World is Not Enough
2002 - Die Another Day

† denotes a short story collection

Related Fictional Works

R.D. Mascott
1967 - 003½: The Adventures of James Bond Junior

John Pearson
1973 - James Bond: The Authorised Biography of 007

Raymond Benson
1997 - "Blast From the Past" *
1999 - "Midsummer Night's Doom" *
1999 - "Live at Five" *

* denotes a short story

Charlie Higson (Young Bond)
2005 - SilverFin
2006 - Blood Fever
2007 - Double or Die
2007 - Hurricane Gold
2008 - By Royal Command
2009 - "A Hard Man to Kill" *

Steve Cole (Young Bond)
2014 - Shoot To Kill

Samantha Weinberg
(Miss Moneypenny Diaries)

2005 - Guardian Angel
2006 - "For Your Eyes Only, James" *
2006 - Secret Servant
2006 - "Moneypenny's First Date With Bond" *
2008 - Final Fling

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