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PostSubject: Colonel Sun- Reissue coming November 24, 2015   Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:43 pm

Might have been posted here already. But I just caught this on Amazon. For those who don't own a copy, it looks like Colonel Sun is getting re-printed here in the US. Due for release on November 24th.

http://www.amazon.com/Colonel-Sun-James-Bond-Novel/dp/1784871451/ref=sr_1_30?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447314021&sr=1-30&keywords=james+bond

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PostSubject: Re: Colonel Sun- Reissue coming November 24, 2015   Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:21 pm

Interesting to see Sun credited to Kingsley Amis instead of Robert Markham. Is that the first time?
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PostSubject: Re: Colonel Sun- Reissue coming November 24, 2015   Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:49 pm

I have a copy of the first US edition that actually did a special credit "by Robert Markham [Kingsley Amis]". I guess the publication thought it was better to actually credit Amis for better sales, rather than go with the cheeky pseudonym, even though having "James Bond" on the title probably would have sold regardless of who was credited. I do think that with the new release this is the first time "Robert Markham" was never credited in any capacity.


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PostSubject: Re: Colonel Sun- Reissue coming November 24, 2015   Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:42 am

Amused to see the endorsement by Cosmopolitan on the front cover of Python's edition. If I were in the market for a new $100 bottle of shampoo or an article on Why Men Are Shit, Cosmo would be my first port of call. Its opinion of James Bond? Not so much...
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PostSubject: Re: Colonel Sun- Reissue coming November 24, 2015   Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:06 am

Maybe because it's the least sexy of the Bond novels that it gets an endorsement by them. I think the Amis book is pretty solid, but the way he tries to write love scenes was kind of awkward, or at least was missing the way Fleming wrote sensuality.
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PostSubject: Re: Colonel Sun- Reissue coming November 24, 2015   Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:07 am

I've read elsewhere that the torture scene in Spectre was not only a late addition to the script, but that it (and some dialogue) was lifted from Colonel Sun. This is interesting as it would involve a payment to IFP, something Danjaq seems keen to avoid wherever possible.

Also I couldn't wait to get out of the cinema when I saw Spectre, but is the Kingsley Amis estate acknowledged in the closing credits?
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PostSubject: Re: Colonel Sun- Reissue coming November 24, 2015   Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:58 am

From what I've read Amis is in fact acknowledged in the closing credits. It's the first time for EON has done this. Colonel Moon in Die Another Day was going to be Colonel Sun until EON had it changed to avoid paying IFP. I haven't read all the Gardner novels, but from what I understand A View to a Kill lifted a scene from one of his novels involving Bond in a rigged horse race but he was never given any credit.
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PostSubject: Re: Colonel Sun- Reissue coming November 24, 2015   Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:42 am

Erica Ambler wrote:
I've read elsewhere that the torture scene in Spectre was not only a late addition to the script, but that it (and some dialogue) was lifted from Colonel Sun. This is interesting as it would involve a payment to IFP, something Danjaq seems keen to avoid wherever possible.

Also I couldn't wait to get out of the cinema when I saw Spectre, but is the Kingsley Amis estate acknowledged in the closing credits?

Oberhauser's speech about human's head and Bond telling him that "They can't be much more painful than having to sit here listening to you" come straight from Amis' novel.
I was even picturing Craig's Bond when I read that line, even though I had not seen SPECTRE yet.

I can also confirm that Amis estate was acknowledged in the closing credits.
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PostSubject: Re: Colonel Sun- Reissue coming November 24, 2015   Sun May 07, 2017 11:30 pm

Just ordered this version of Colonel Sun. I don't mind the artwork. It's got a popping retro vibe about it.

Thought I'd kick off the non-Fleming titles with the first of post Fleming fiction.
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