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James Bond is to go ‘Solo’

April 16th, 2013 by Marc Comments

The next James Bond novel will be called Solo, its author William Boyd has revealed.

Britain’s most famous secret agent will travel across Africa, America and Europe as middle-aged man of 45, in the new book

Boyd told fans on the opening day of The London Book Fair that Bond will “go off on a self-appointed mission of his own, unannounced and without any authorisation”.

“The journey Bond goes on takes in three continents – with the main focus honing in on Africa,” Boyd said.

As for his choice of title, the author added: “Titles are very important to me and as soon as I wrote down Solo on a sheet of paper I saw its potential.

‘Sometimes less is more. Not only did it fit the theme of the novel perfectly, it’s also a great punchy word, instantly and internationally comprehensible.”

The new novel will be published on September 26 in the UK by creator Ian Fleming’s original publisher Jonathan Cape.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….