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 1:45am 1/08/15 1:45am

Sotheby's Is Auctioning These Rare Tolkien Illustrations

British auction house Sotheby's is gearing up for a huge sale of "antiquarian books and manuscripts from an English country house" December 9. The collection includes several items that you'll wish you could have for your library. » 12/03/14 1:40pm 12/03/14 1:40pm

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 10:22am 5/05/14 10:22am

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 10:16am 12/26/13 10:16am

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 10:12am 11/08/12 10:12am

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 3:50pm 10/12/12 3:50pm

Sean Connery describes the guns of James Bond in the 1960s

In 1964, Sean Connery and firearm expert Geoffrey Boothroyd — who would be immortalized in the films as Major Boothroyd, or Q — presented this short BBC feature on the many guns of James Bond. You can watch a longer (albeit potentially region-blocked) version of this video at the BBC. » 9/10/11 4:55pm 9/10/11 4:55pm

5 Things I Learned About Women From The James Bond Books

Click to view » 11/13/08 1:02pm 11/13/08 1:02pmDid you know that James Bond has the power to turn lesbians straight? And that lesbians were only gay in the first place because they have the right to vote? We always knew the Bond movies were trashy exploitation fests, but it turns out they're Gloria Steinem sit-ins compared to Ian Fleming's original…