License Renewed is not the sort of book I would go to war for — if you were bored by it or actively hated it, I would understand.
The Moneypenny Diaries offers a complex look not just at Bond, but at 1960s politics, while casting Moneypenny herself as a spy more in line with John Le Carre than Ian Fleming.
Kingsley Amis picks up where Ian Fleming left off and sends James Bond to Greece to rescue a pathetic M and battle a sadistic enemy.
Writer and adventurer Peter Fleming makes a name for himself beyond the one he shares with his little brother.
If you don’t know the backstory, you wouldn’t guess that Donald Westlake’s Forever and a Death has anything to do with James Bond.