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What’s on the James Bond Timeline?


This is the unofficial James Bond timeline for the books written by Ian Fleming and the authors who succeeded him. This is not a timeline for the James Bond films, since those have little chronology and should be considered standalone films. Film adaptations of the novels also only loosely drew on the story.

Other authors, however, have continued the story of James Bond, and their works remain (mostly) chronological, though some of the books were adaptations of original Bond films. These are also included here on this timeline. If you see anything that seems out of place, or that could be corrected, be sure to let us know.


#Series:Buy:Name:Type:Author/Director:Year:Notes:
1Young BondBuySilverFinJunior NovelCharlie Higson2005
2Young BondBuySilverFinComicCharlie Higson2008
3Young BondBuyBlood FeverJunior NovelCharlie Higson2006
4Young BondBuyDouble or DieJunior NovelCharlie Higson2007
5Young BondBuyHurricane GoldJunior NovelCharlie Higson2007
6Young BondBuyBy Royal CommandJunior NovelCharlie Higson2008
7Young BondA Hard Man to KillShort StoryCharlie Higson2009
8Young BondBuyShoot to KillJunior NovelSteve Cole2014
9Fleming EraBuyCasino RoyaleNovelIan Fleming1953
10Fleming EraBuyLive and Let DieNovelIan Fleming1954
11Fleming EraBuyMoonrakerNovelIan Fleming1955
12Fleming EraBuyDiamonds Are foreverNovelIan Fleming1956
13Fleming EraBuyFrom Russia, with LoveNovelIan Fleming1957
14Fleming EraBuyDr. NoNovelIan Fleming1958
15Fleming EraBuyGoldfingerNovelIan Fleming1959
16Fleming EraBuyTrigger MortisNovelAnthony Horowitz2015Contains material previously unreleased, written by Fleming
17Fleming EraBuyRisicoShort StoryIan Fleming1960
18Fleming EraBuyQuantum of SolaceShort StoryIan Fleming1959
19Fleming EraBuyThe Hildebrand RarityShort StoryIan Fleming1960
20Fleming EraBuyFrom a View to a KillShort StoryIan Fleming1959
21Fleming EraBuyFor Your Eyes OnlyNovelIan Fleming1960
22Fleming EraBuyThunderballNovelIan Fleming1961
23Fleming EraBuyOctopussyShort StoryIan Fleming1965
24Fleming EraBuyThe Living DaylightsShort StoryIan Fleming1962
25Fleming EraBuyThe Property of a LadyShort StoryIan Fleming1963
26Fleming EraBuy007 in New YorkShort StoryIan Fleming1963
27Fleming EraBuyOn Her Majesty's Secret ServiceNovelIan Fleming1963
28Fleming EraBuyYou Only Live TwiceNovelIan Fleming1964
29Fleming EraBuyThe Man With the Golden GunNovelIan Fleming1965
30Post-FlemingBuyColonel SunNovelRobert Markham1968
31Post-FlemingBuyDevil May CareNovelSebastian Faulks2008
32Post-FlemingBuySoloNovelWilliam Boyd2013
33GardnerBuyLicence RenewedNovelJohn Gardner1981
34GardnerBuyFor Special ServicesNovelJohn Gardner1982
35GardnerBuyIcebreakerNovelJohn Gardner1983
36GardnerBuyRole of HonourNovelJohn Gardner1984
37GardnerBuyNobody Lives for EverNovelJohn Gardner1986
38GardnerBuyNo Deals, Mr. BondNovelJohn Gardner1987
39GardnerBuyScorpiusNovelJohn Gardner1988
40GardnerBuyWin, Lose or DieNovelJohn Gardner1989
41GardnerBuyLicence to KillNovelJohn Gardner1989Film adaptation.
42GardnerBuyBrokenclawNovelJohn Gardner1990
43GardnerBuyThe Man from BarbarossaNovelJohn Gardner1991
44GardnerBuyDeath is ForeverNovelJohn Gardner1992
45GardnerBuyNever Send FlowersNovelJohn Gardner1993
46GardnerBuySeaFireNovelJohn Gardner1994
47GardnerBuyGoldenEyeNovelJohn Gardner1995Film adaptation.
48GardnerBuyCold FallNovelJohn Gardner1996
49BensonBuyBlast from the PastShort StoryRaymond Benson1997
50BensonBuyZero Minus TenNovelRaymond Benson1997
51BensonBuyTomorrow Never DiesNovelRaymond Benson1997Film adaptation.
52BensonBuyThe Facts of DeathNovelRaymond Benson1998
53BensonBuyMidsummer Night's DoomShort StoryRaymond Benson1999
54BensonBuyHigh Time to KillNovelRaymond Benson1999
55BensonBuyLive at FiveShort StoryRaymond Benson1999
56BensonBuyThe World is Not EnoughNovelRaymond Benson1999Film adaptation.
57BensonBuyDoubleShotNovelRaymond Benson2000
58BensonBuyNever Dream of DyingNovelRaymond Benson2001
59BensonBuyThe Man with the Red TattooNovelRaymond Benson2002
60BensonBuyDie Another DayNovelRaymond Benson2002Film adaptation.
61BensonBuyCarte BlancheNovelJeffery Deaver2011

5 thoughts on “James Bond Timeline

  1. Great list! A few things: “For Your Eyes Only” is listed as a novel instead of a short. Also missing the newest book, Forever and a Day, and the Moneypenny books and shorts—although that one may have been intentional.

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