Thursday, 25 September 2008

US Berkley James Bond Editions

American Berkley paperback editions, published 1982 onwards. There is also the Dr. No edition not pictured here. Anyone seen the editions after SWLM?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

These covers don't seem to be fondly remembered but when I was younger, reading the similarly-jacketed John Gardner novels for the first time, I absolutely loved these covers. There's something about the simplicity of the design, the boldness of the chosen text, the action inherent to the mysteriously silhouetted image of James Bond... There will always be a special place in my heart for these images.

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Linus said...

Thank you for your comment. It's always nice to get feeback because I'm never sure, if people actully read my blog. So: I'm glad you like and got a lot more to come. If there was only more time and a faster scanner....

berkley fan said...

i think that there were only ten in the series. (so therefore four are missing- on her majesty's secret service, you only live twice, the man with the golden gun, octopussy. as to why berkley only printed the ten in the series is really strange and has been on mind for a while. perhaps they aren't really ian fleming bond material. in terms of the american covers, these are in my opinion (as a designer) the best ones. the current ones are absolutely hideous, a mix of crazy fonts and random 007 girls (or the impression of such) on the cover.

Righty007 said...

I've been told that the U.S. paperback publishings rights to the last four Ian Fleming Bond novels were held up by Signet for awhile. I believe the 2002-2004 Richie Fahey editions were the first time all 14 novels were published in the United States for years.