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I've discovered a cool, relatively new blog called The Literary 007. As you'd expect, it's full of lots of great info on James Bond in novels and comics. Like that Penguin's releasing a complete box set of Fleming's Bond as well as a hardcover collection in celebration of Fleming's 100th birthday next year. Both are only available in the UK, so far, but surely they'll eventually sell them over here. Right? (Actually, I learned about the hardcover versions from my pal Jason Whiton, and it was looking for more info on those that led me to Literary 007. So double thanks to Jason for that.)
The lost tomb of Alexander the Great
The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry sounds absolutely awesome.
"In 323 B.C.E, having conquered Persia, Alexander the Great set his sights on Arabia, then suddenly succumbed to a strange fever. Locating his final resting place–unknown to this day–remains a tantalizing goal for both archaeologists and treasure hunters. Now the quest for this coveted prize is about to heat up. And Cotton Malone–former U.S. Justice Department agent turned rare-book dealer–will be drawn into an intense geopolitical chess game."
It comes out next Tuesday (Dec. 11).
The seven new episodes of Jericho begin on February 12.