Ian Fleming, Lisbon, and the WWII Espionage Game

Article by Larry Loftis Nothing is what it seems. Whether the subject is screenwriting, novel plotting, or espionage, the goal is the same—deception. As Hollywood scribe Robert McKee explains in his legendary book, STORY, “If the scene is about what the scene is about, you’re in deep sh*t.” On February 14-17, I will be giving…

FRWL & Ipcress File

Ian Fleming’s Literary Legacy: The Anti-Bond

Article by David Craggs. As a sexagenarian espionage aficionado who had first-hand experience of the 1960s, this particular ‘Field Agent’ has long been as obsessed with the literary phenomena brought about by ‘Bond Mania’. As with most things ‘60s, you had to have been there to appreciate it. The absolute tsunami of literary spies that…

Licence Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond

On January 1 2015, something odd happened and the works of Ian Fleming entered the public domain in Canada. You can read about how that came about here. As to be expected, many people jumped upon this news including Canadian authors Madeline Ashby and David Nickle, who brought together an anthology of collected stories based on…

Ian Fleming by George Almond

Ian Fleming’s Quest for Rommel’s Gold

Recently we celebrated Ian Fleming’s birthday outside his old writing office in Mitre Court in London. Here, Fleming would return from his yearly two month sojourns to Jamaica to polish off the manuscript for his latest Bond adventure. In this elegantly decorated office with Regency-striped wallpaper, was a solid antique desk with a green leather…