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Charlie says Young Bond 2 would be a trilogy

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#31 Double-Oh Agent

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 08:17 AM

Charlie did say that Project X is only half done. The first part is the announcement of Jeffrey Deavers as the new continuation author. The second part has yet to be announced, as of this writing.

I wonder what it can be?

Could it have just been the full reboot concept? We didn't necessarily know this at that time.

How about the second part dealing with period continuation novels circa post-Devil May Care?

#32 Dan Gale

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 03:06 PM

If you look at who wrote the introductions to the 2006 UK releases of Fleming's books with the groovy retro covers by Ritchie Fahay, you'll see Casino Royale is introduced by...Jeffrey Deaver.
Live and Let Die is introduced by Louise Welsh.
Moonraker, by Michael Dibdin.
Diamonds are Forever by Jonathan Kellerman.
From Russia with Love, by someone called Charlie Higson.

In my mind, this is a tease: testing the water for what became Project X. Could it be - hear me out here, folks - that Project X is an ongoing continuation series by different authors each time, just like 'Robert Markham's' Colonel Sun was supposed to be? Only this time the authors are using their real names.
So the next book after Deavers will be by Louise Welsh? And in 2015 Mr Higson gets to write one.

Just a theory. A slightly bonkers one, I admit. Apart from the fact Micahel Dibdin died in 2007, it might happen...B)

I only have the first five of those covers,can anyone else add to the ridiculous musing and enlighten me as to who wrote the introductions for the other novels?