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#1 zencat

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 03:16 PM

Ho baby! This is great news (and a CBn super scoop :))...

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Confirmed - 'Colonel Sun' Next From Titan

Tentatively scheduled for release in December '05



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'River of Death' To Be Included in Titan's 'Colonel Sun'


'The Golden Ghost' to appear in next collection



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Pre-Order Titan's 'Colonel Sun'

Release date 23 Dec - prototype cover art revealed



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Titan's 'Colonel Sun' Now Shipping
Collection contains 'Colonel Sun' and 'River of Death'



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Due out 1 May '06; now discounted on amazon


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Now shipping from amazon.com


#2 DLibrasnow

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 04:05 PM

Fabulous news....

YES!!!!

#3 clinkeroo

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 04:09 PM

Red Grant has to be pretty excited about this one; I know a CS adaption was high on his wish list. As for me, I'm very interested in what Jim Lawrence stories will go along with it. River of Death is a bit weak, but Golden Ghost was one of his best. Should be interesting.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 04:23 PM

Fantastic news. Hope TItan carry on. Seeing the Colonel Sun adaption should be easier for to translate to screen play. Brilliant news wonderful. :) :) :) :) :)

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 04:36 PM

Excellent news! :)

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 05:07 PM

Glad to hear that non-Fleming titles are coming soon!

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 06:03 PM

GREAT news! I'm just about set to pre-order Titan's The Spy Who Loved Me and this comes!

I'd expect River Of Death to accompany it if they're going in order, Golden Ghost if they have three in total in the collection.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 06:08 PM

Wonderful! I can't wait to snap this one up.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 07:02 PM

Due to the critical reviews of Colonel Sun, I always thought it was kind of funny that the year Ann Fleming passed away was the year that Glidrose started up the continuation novels again (not counting Pearson and Wood). :)

Good news about Colonel Sun being adapted next.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 07:06 PM

Due to the critical reviews of Colonel Sun, I always thought it was kind of funny that the year Ann Fleming passed away was the year that Glidrose started up the continuation novels again (not counting Pearson and Wood).  :)

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Contrary to popular belief, Ann Fleming's thoughts about the continuations were pretty much irrelevant - she was never on the board, remember? She could conjure up some inconveniently bad publicity by badmouthing it, but she couldn't have blocked a continuation, as CS proves. She didn't stop CS, even though she was very vocally rude about it, so there would have been no reason she could have stopped LR, either. :)

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 07:11 PM

Fabulous news....

YES!!!!

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What he said! Amazing news! Now, can EON name a Bond for the new film? That'd be nice!

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 07:17 PM

Due to the critical reviews of Colonel Sun, I always thought it was kind of funny that the year Ann Fleming passed away was the year that Glidrose started up the continuation novels again (not counting Pearson and Wood).  :)

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Contrary to popular belief, Ann Fleming's thoughts about the continuations were pretty much irrelevant - she was never on the board, remember? She could conjure up some inconveniently bad publicity by badmouthing it, but she couldn't have blocked a continuation, as CS proves. She didn't stop CS, even though she was very vocally rude about it, so there would have been no reason she could have stopped LR, either. :)

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Well that I knew, but I think it would have been difficult to sell a series of continuation novels with the wife of Fleming badmouthing it openly in the press. That'd be pretty bad, marketing wise.

Still, it's just kind of ironical that it was the same year. :)

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 07:21 PM

Well that I knew, but I think it would have been difficult to sell a series of continuation novels with the wife of Fleming badmouthing it openly in the press. That'd be pretty bad, marketing wise.

Still, it's just kind of ironical that it was the same year. :)

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Yes, it is. :) Just made the point because a lot of people seem to feel that Ann Fleming had a say in continuations, when she didn't. I don't think her badmouthing made any impact on CS' sales: it just isn't an exciting book, ultimately. But I've discussed that elsewhere. :) It could well be that they wanted to avoid her badmouthing the series. She hated Amis' effort, so Christ alone knows what she would have made of Gardner.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:03 PM

Yes, it is. :) Just made the point because a lot of people seem to feel that Ann Fleming had a say in continuations, when she didn't. I don't think her badmouthing made any impact on CS' sales: it just isn't an exciting book, ultimately. But I've discussed that elsewhere. :) It could well be that they wanted to avoid her badmouthing the series. She hated Amis' effort, so Christ alone knows what she would have made of Gardner.

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Although I haven't read your review, the "isn't an exciting book" is something I can definitely agree with. I thought it dragged. To me, it was one of those books that reading 20 pages feels like 2 hours. Not to say the book didn't have some good stuff in it, it did, but it was - as you said - not exciting.

I'll have to read your review. :)

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 12:36 AM

Great news. I wonder who will do the foreword to this collection?

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 12:48 AM

Great news. I wonder who will do the foreword to this collection?

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Kingsley's son, Martin? Nah, too much to hope.

Good new about the old Colonel Sun - I shall look forward to this one.

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 01:18 AM

Great news. I wonder who will do the foreword to this collection?

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Suppose anyone can be up now since none of them have been Bond films.

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 02:51 AM

Great news. I wonder who will do the foreword to this collection?

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Suppose anyone can be up now since none of them have been Bond films.

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Will Yun Lee is about as close as you'll get. :)

#19 zencat

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 05:01 PM

A sweet update. :)

'River of Death' To Be Included in Titan's 'Colonel Sun'


'The Golden Ghost' to appear in next collection



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Posted 12 August 2005 - 05:09 PM

Very cool! I wonder why they're just doing two books a collection lately.

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 05:22 PM

Very interesting....I echo Devin's comment too??!

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 05:46 PM

Very cool! I wonder why they're just doing two books a collection lately.

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I think Red mentioned that both SPY and SUN are very long stories. They might not have room for three stories in these books.

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 05:53 PM

Nuts to the silly buggers apparently considered for Bond #6 and EON, Ian Fleming's James Bond still lives in 2005!

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 06:05 PM

Very cool! I wonder why they're just doing two books a collection lately.

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I think Red mentioned that both SPY and SUN are very long stories. They might not have room for three stories in these books.

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Ah, makes sense to me. Although I'd love another massive Titan collection soon, like the Goldfinger one. :)

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 06:29 PM

The news just gets better. River Of Death and the Golden Ghost. Wow. Can not wait. :) :)

#26 DLibrasnow

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 06:53 PM

I just got a 9.5% raise....so I need something to spend those extra pennies on :)

#27 Qwerty

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 07:03 PM

The news just gets better.  River Of Death and the Golden Ghost.  Wow.  Can not wait. :)  :)

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I hope they do all of them continuing on!

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 07:09 PM

I hope they do all of them continuing on!

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I agree Devin.
:)

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 06:20 AM

I am geeked beyond belief. I hope the sales for these next two are great so that Titan will march on. The idea that my scruffy copies of Lawrence's works are going to be replaced by these beautiful volumes gives me a wonderful feeling I've not had since I picked up the paper a few decades ago and found out that Gardner was bringing Fleming's Bond back to life.

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 09:23 AM

I hope they do all of them continuing on!

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I agree Devin.
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I also agree




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