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LICENCE EXPIRED: The Unauthorized James Bond Anthology TOC | Valkyrie Books

LICENCE EXPIRED: The Unauthorized James Bond Anthology TOC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Table of Contents for Unauthorized James Bond Anthology Released

Co-editors Madeline Ashby and David Nickle announce the line-up for Licence Expired

TORONTO, Ontario (July 22, 2015) — Co-editors Madeline Ashby (vN, iD; Company Town) and David Nickle (Knife Fight and Other Struggles, The ’Geisters, Eutopia) have released the table of contents for Licence Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond, their upcoming anthology of original James Bond stories. It will contain 19 short stories, plus a forward, afterword and introduction. Authors include Jacqueline Baker (The Broken Hours), Laird Barron (The Croning), Karl Schroeder (Lockstep), Charles Stross (The Atrocity Archives) and Robert J. Wiersema (Bedtime Story).

With Ian Fleming’s Bond novels and stories entering the public domain in Canada, Ashby and Nickle approached independent Toronto publisher ChiZine Publications (CZP) to put the anthology together. The goal of the anthology was to tell James Bond stories that combined the thrill of Fleming’s work while bringing a modern critique to Secret Agent 007. With Ashby and Nickle approaching notable authors to provide stories, CZP conducted an open submission period for the remainder of the book.

Licence Expired represents an unprecedented opportunity in storytelling,” says Ashby. “I am proud to say that the authors who took advantage of that opportunity more than met the challenge, rising to the occasion to create something truly special. Many of the contributors told us that this was the most fun they’d ever had writing short fiction. And it shows.”

“We’re thrilled with this lineup of authors who’ve taken up the challenge of re-imagining Ian Fleming’s James Bond,” adds Nickle. “Some of these stories are experimental; some wryly funny; and some visit darker and more shocking places than even Ian Fleming would dare tread. Every one delivers on the suspense and excitement that readers have come to expect from Secret Agent 007.”

The table of contents will be:

  • Forward by Matt Sherman
  • Introduction: The Bitch is Dead by David Nickle
  • “One Is Sorrow” by Jacqueline Baker
  • “The Gale of the World” by Robert J. Wiersema
  • “Red Indians” by Richard Lee Byers
  • “The Gladiator Lie” by Kelly Robson
  • “Half the Sky” by E.L. Chen
  • “In Havana” by Jeffrey Ford
  • “Mastering the Art of French Killing” by Michael Skeet
  • “A Dirty Business” by Iain McLaughlin
  • “Sorrow’s Spy” by Catherine McLeod
  • “Mosaic” by Karl Schroeder
  • “The Spy Who Remembered Me” by James Alan Gardner
  • “Daedelus” by Jamie Mason
  • “Through Your Eyes Only” by A.M. Dellamonica
  • “Two Graves” by Ian Rogers
  • “No Mr. Bond” by Charles Stross
  • “The Man with the Beholden Gun: an e-pistol-ary story by some other Ian Fleming” by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
  • “The Cyclorama” by Laird Barron
  • “You Never Love Once” by Claude Lalumière
  • “Not an Honourable Disease” by Corey Redekop
  • Afterword by Madeline Ashby

With only Fleming’s Bond novels entering the public domain, the stories won’t reference the films, subsequent novels written by others, or any media tie-ins. Licence Expired is scheduled to be published in November 2015. It will be the debut title of CZP’s mystery imprint ChiDunnit.

Contact

Sandra Kasturi, Co-Publisher

ChiZine Publications

www.chizinepub.com

sandra@chizinepub.com

About the Editors and ChiZine Publications

ChiZine Publications (CZP) is British Fantasy Award-winning and four-time World Fantasy Award-nominated independent publisher of surreal, subtle, and disturbing dark literary fiction.

David Nickle is a journalist, co-editor of the Exile Book of New Canadian Noir (with Claude Lalumière), the author of the cold-war novel of psychic espionage Rasputin’s Bastards and the eugenics horror novel, Eutopia. Madeline Ashby is a columnist for the Ottawa Citizen, a futurist, and the author of the Machine Dynasty series of science fiction novels, as well as Company Town, forthcoming from Tor Books. They live together in Toronto.

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