In today's Bond-themed edition:
* Random House has just made a deal to republish the original James Bond novels by Ian Fleming.
* It seems that the updating of James Bond continues, with the latest story having 007 ditching the dry martinis in favor of beer - Heineken, to be exact.
* And finally – and perhaps most indicative of how far the commemoration is going – is Hollywood Reporter story about Danny Boyle and Daniel Craig filming an introductory short film for the summer Olympics in which Bond is assigned to launch the opening ceremony of this year's London-set event.
The 50th Anniversary of the James Bond Film Series
New and Noteworthy (Amazon Kindle, Stross on Santorum, Heat Wave)
A History of the Spy Story, Part II: The Life of a Genre
A History of the Spy Story, Part I: The Birth of a Genre
From Screen to Page: Reading Ian Fleming
The End of James Bond?