May 27, 2013


Spy Vibe honors Ian Fleming, born in London on May 28th in 1908. Although Fleming is best remembered for his character James Bond, it should never be forgotten that it was his gift of language as a writer that brought 007 to life. Ian Fleming crossed paths with so many interesting people and he himself, a writer who banged out a new novel during his annual vacations in his beloved Goldeneye retreat in Jamaica, endures as my personal hero and source of inspiration. Celebrate Ian Fleming today by picking up one of his novels (available in print and ebook). Or better yet, spend the morning writing, followed by an afternoon of snorkeling around your own private tropical cove. That's how Ian Fleming would have wanted to spend the day.

Here is a teaser from one of the short stories in For Your Eyes Only: "The eyes behind the wide black rubber goggles were cold as flint. In the howling speed-turmoil of a BSA M20 doing seventy, they were the only quiet things in the hurtling flesh and metal. Protected by the glass of the goggles, they stared fixedly ahead from just above the centre of the handlebars, and their dark unwavering focus was that of gun muzzles." (From a View To a Kill)

Ian Fleming on Spy Vibe: some recent posts include Ian Fleming Music Series links: Noel CowardWhispering Jack SmithHawaiian GuitarJoe Fingers Carr, new Ian Fleming Catalog, Jon Gilbert interview, Double 007 Designs, Bond audio book reissues, discovery of one of Ian Fleming's WWII Commandos, James Bond book coversIan Fleming's Playboy interview for Kindle, Spy Vibe's discovery of a rare Ian Fleming serialization, rare View to a Kill, Fleming's Royal gold typewriter, Ian Fleming's memorial address, and our Ian Fleming image archive on Pinterst here.

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