I was just reading The Property of a Lady tonight and realized just how much I enjoy the Bond short stories. It got me thinking about the recent continuation novels and how they’ve mainly been one shot affairs by the various authors. If were going to get a different take on Bond with every new book why not embrace it and have one book with numerous voices and interpretations?
There’s a new Star Wars book being published in October entitled Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View which will be an anthology of 40 stories from 40 writers to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars.
I think it would be wonderful to have a James Bond shorty story collection along similar lines. Not 40 stories but a handful like Fleming’s For Your Eyes Only. I think around 7 stories would be just right. It could be a great opportunity to have some authors dip their toes in Bond’s water without having to commit to an entire novel. An unlike the recent Canada only short story collection this would be fully authorized.
If successful it could lead to more short stories collections or those contributing authors taking on a full novel.