Listen To The Real Reason Why Ian Fleming Began Writing James Bond Novels

Ian Fleming didn’t really set out to be a great writer when he first sat down to type what would eventually become Casino Royale—and create the pop culture icon in James Bond that we still experience to this day. It turns out his great reason was a bit more banal: he wanted something to do to take his mind off… »11/12/15 2:30pm11/12/15 2:30pm


What Does It Mean That James Bond's In the Public Domain In Canada?

On January 1st, 2015, the works of Ian Fleming entered the public domain in a number of countries. That means that the character of James Bond is no longer copyrighted in those countries, just like Sherlock Holmes has been for a while. But it doesn't mean that it's suddenly open season on that character. »1/08/15 4:45am1/08/15 4:45am

10 Great Authors Who Disowned Their Own Books

Science fiction and fantasy publishing is a tough game. Even the best novels get rejected by publishers who don't understand their brave new worlds. But some authors wind up rejecting their own books. Here are 10 great authors who disowned their own creations after they'd already seen the light of day. »5/05/14 1:22pm5/05/14 1:22pm

Meet the real-life Bond in the trailer for the BBC's Ian Fleming series

The BBC really wants you to think that James Bond author Ian Fleming totally lived the bed hopping, ass kicking spy lifestyle. Sure, why not? We know the author used his real life experiences to inspire his often horridly sexist novels. So why not make a sexy spy series about the man behind the Bond, and cast Dominic… »12/26/13 1:16pm12/26/13 1:16pm

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About James Bond

You don't know all the secrets of James Bond. The swashbuckling, cocktail-sipping superspy has spent over 50 years as a cultural phenomenon, defeating plans for world destruction and riding on insane vehicles — and along the way, he's had more than his fair share of weird stories and strange interludes. Now that he's… »11/08/12 1:12pm11/08/12 1:12pm

Rare Behind-The-Scenes Photos from the Classic Bond Movies

It's the 50th anniversary of James Bond at the movies! And to celebrate, a brand new book gathers tons and tons of rare behind the scenes photos and cool James Bond art. 50 Years of James Bond, from the editors of LIFE, is a neat coffee table book that includes just tons of cool images and a bunch of neat facts about… »10/12/12 6:50pm10/12/12 6:50pm