Sunday, December 22, 2019

Grisly Adams: “Colonel Sun”

Part of a series honoring the late cover artist Tom Adams.

Colonel Sun, by “Robert Markham,” aka Kingsley Amis (Jonathan Cape, 1968). This was the very first James Bond continuation novel, published four years after the death of that British superspy’s creator, Ian Fleming. The front cover, above, shows only part of Adams’ full, wraparound jacket painting; the rest can be enjoyed by clicking here.

This same art was subsequently appropriated for use on a completely different book, the 1970 Ballantine paperback edition of Brian N. Ball’s science-fiction novel Timepivot.

READ MORE:Double 007 Design II,” by Jason Whiton (Spy Vibe).

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