Colonel Sun Author:Robert Markham After Ian Fleming's death in 1964, Glidrose decided to continue the Bond franchise with a series of well-known authors each writing a book under the pen-name Robert Markham. However, only Kingsley Amis took up the offer, and in 1968 his 007 novel, 'Colonel Sun' was published. Bond fans now consider it a classic, although sales proved disappointi... more »ng. Amis had previously written a critical work on Bond, entitled 'The James Bond Dossier'. There is also a suggestion that Amis finished 'The Man With The Golden Gun' after Fleming's death, and that Colonel Sun was his incentive from Glidrose.« less
While it is apparent that Flemming is no longer author of the text, the 007 story continues with the Colonel Sun story. Very similar to the Flemming style, but not exact enough to fool everyone. I enjoyed this very much, having read it just after finishing all the Bond books, read in the right order.