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Publication Order of Young Bond Books

with Steve Cole
SilverFin (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Fever (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double or Die (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hurricane Gold (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
By Royal Command (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger Society (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shoot to Kill (By: Steve Cole) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heads You Die (By: Steve Cole) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strike Lightning (By: Steve Cole) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Nemesis (By: Steve Cole) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Hard Man To Kill (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Young Bond Graphic Novels

SilverFin: The Graphic Novel (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of James Bond Adventure Books

On His Majesty’s Secret Service (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Enemy Books

Publication Order of Doctor Who Short Stories/Novellas

Time and Relative (By: Kim Newman) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citadel of Dreams (By: Dave Stone) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foreign Devils (By: Andrew Cartmel) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye of the Tyger (By: Paul J. McAuley) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightdreamers (By: Tom Arden) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Ship (By: Keith Topping) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rip Tide (By: Louise Cooper) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wonderland (By: Mark Chadbourn) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shell Shock (By: Simon A. Forward) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cabinet of Light (By: Daniel O'Mahony) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frayed (By: Tara Samms) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fallen Gods (By: Kate Orman,Jonathan Blum) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Companion Piece (By: Mike Tucker,Robert Perry) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fallen Gods (By: Jonathan Blum) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dalek Factor (With: Simon Clark) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood and Hope (By: Iain McLaughlin) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beast of Babylon (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Falls (By: James Goss) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Myths and Legends (By: Richard Dinnick) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cabinet of Light (By: Daniel O'Mahony) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

King of the Ants (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy Now (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full Whack (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Getting Rid of Mister Kitchen (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monstroso (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worst. Holiday. Ever (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whatever Gets You Through the Night (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

Freddy and the Pig (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks Books

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (By: Ian Livingstone,Steve Jackson) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Citadel of Chaos (By: Steve Jackson) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forest of Doom (By: Ian Livingstone) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starship Traveller (By: Steve Jackson) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Thieves (By: Ian Livingstone) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deathtrap Dungeon (By: Ian Livingstone) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island of the Lizard King (By: Ian Livingstone) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scorpion Swamp (By: Steve Jackson) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caverns of the Snow Witch (By: Ian Livingstone,Steve Jackson) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
House of Hell (By: Steve Jackson) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Talisman of Death (By: Mark Smith,Jamie Thomson) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space Assassin (By: AndrewChapman) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freeway Fighter (By: Ian Livingstone) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Temple of Terror (By: Ian Livingstone) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rings of Kether (By: AndrewChapman) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seas of Blood (By: AndrewChapman) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Appointment with F.E.A.R. (By: Steve Jackson) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rebel Planet (By: Ian Livingstone,Alan Craddock) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demons of the Deep (By: Steve Jackson) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword of the Samurai (By: Mark Smith,Jamie Thomson) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trial of Champions (By: Ian Livingstone,Steve Jackson) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robot Commando (By: Steve Jackson) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masks of Mayhem (By: Ian Livingstone,Robin Waterfield) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Creature of Havoc (By: Steve Jackson) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beneath Nightmare Castle (By: Peter Darvill-Evans) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crypt of the Sorcerer (By: Ian Livingstone) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Strider (By: Luke Sharp) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phantoms of Fear (By: Robin Waterfield) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Rogue (By: Graeme Davis) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chasms of Malice (By: Luke Sharp) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battleblade Warrior (By: Marc Gascoigne) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slaves of the Abyss (By: Paul Mason,SteveWilliams) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sky Lord (By: Martin Allen) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stealer of Souls (By: Carl Sargent) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daggers of Darkness (By: Luke Sharp) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Armies of Death (By: Ian Livingstone) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Portal of Evil (By: Peter Darvill-Evans) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vault of the Vampire (By: Keith Martin) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fangs of Fury (By: Luke Sharp) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead of Night (By: Ian Livingstone,Jim Bambra,Stephen Hand) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Master of Chaos (By: Keith Martin) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Vein Prophecy (By: Paul Mason,SteveWilliams) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Keep of the Lich-Lord (By: Jamie Thomson,Dave Morris) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legend of the Shadow Warriors (By: Stephen Hand) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spectral Stalkers (By: Peter Darvill-Evans) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tower of Destruction (By: Keith Martin) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crimson Tide (By: Paul Mason) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moonrunner (By: Stephen Hand) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Siege of Sardath (By: Keith P. Phillips) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to Firetop Mountain (By: Ian Livingstone) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island of the Undead (By: Keith Martin) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Dragon (By: Keith Martin) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spellbreaker (By: Jonathan Green) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legend of Zagor (By: Ian Livingstone,Keith Martin) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deathmoor (By: Ian Livingstone,Robin Waterfield) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knights of Doom (By: Jonathan Green) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magehunter (By: Paul Mason) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revenge of the Vampire (By: Keith Martin) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Curse of the Mummy (By: Jonathan Green) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye of the Dragon (By: Ian Livingstone) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodbones (By: Jonathan Green) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Howl of the Werewolf (By: Jonathan Green) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stormslayer (By: Jonathan Green) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of the Necromancer (By: Jonathan Green) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood of the Zombies (By: Ian Livingstone) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Port of Peril (By: Ian Livingstone) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gates of Death (With: Ian Livingstone) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Assassins of Allansia (By: Ian Livingstone) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crystal of Storms (By: Ian Livingstone,Rhianna Pratchett) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow of the Giants (By: Ian Livingstone) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets of Salamonis (By: Jonathan Green,Steve Jackson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The series was created by British game designers Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson. A different author named Steve Jackson also wrote multiple books in this series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who: Thirteen Doctors, 13 Stories(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Charlie Higson is an actor, comedian, author, and writer for television and radio . The third of four brothers, he was born in 1958 in Somerset, England, and was educated at Sevenoaks school. He later joined the University of Anglia where he studied English and American literature and met various individuals who would have a great impact on his life as an a comedian and an author. In particular, he met Paul Whitehouse who was a Welsh comedian, actor, and writer. He also interacted with David Cummings ( a British musician and script writer) and Terry Edwards (an English musician). Cummings, Edwards, and Higson started doing music and formed a band. Higson proceeded to become a decorator.

Higson started writing when he was only ten years old but it took long before he started earning from writing. However, his writing career took a new turn when he started writing for Harry Enfiled and Paul Whitehouse. Higson came to the limelight after his work on a highly successful comedy The Fast Show. He is married to Victoria L Fullick ( a graphic designer) and they have five children.

Being a James Bond fan and having three boys, writing for the Young Bond books was a dream job for him as a children’s writer. Before embarking on the job, he had to read all the Flemings in order. While shying away from aping his literary style, he desired to use similar plots, characters, situations, and locations. He wanted to keep his books vivid and pacey and at the heart of action. His goals was that the children would be shaken, stirred, and better after reading the books. The young James Bond is a loner who still has an ability of making friends without difficulty. He is resourceful, brave, good at punching, and is not a ruthless and professional killer. Higson loves creating evil henchmen. He says that human beings love to be scared and face the darkest fears of life and horror is an effective tool of facing the nasty things of life such as death, disease, and violence.

Higson has a simple, direct, and entertaining style of writing. While his stories are not based on real people, he acknowledges that he he uses his own kids and their friends for inspiration. Away from children’s fiction, Higson has also had a successful career in adult fiction and has produced several successful adult thrillers. In particular, he took a dystopian look at daily life with some of his characters spiraling out of control. The author does not see much difference between the adult and children horror. However, when writing for teens, he steers clear of explicit sex and sexual violence. Adults who feel offended with foul language and extreme sex may opt to read Higson’s childrens’ books. His books have received well-earned critical and commercial success and have been translated to over 24 different languages.

Exploring the Writings of Charlie Higson

The first novel by Higson was Kings of the Ants which was published in 1992. Written in a straightforward way, the book is dark, disturbing and violently comic. Sean works as a building labourer struggling to make ends meet. Along comes a chance where he is supposed to trail, a man and eventually kill him for thirteen thousand pounds which he agrees to while drunk. He is supposed to kill Eric Gatley who is an accountant by profession and is investigating Ray’s company. To Sean, this is easy and fast money that is not comparable to working in a construction site. While he succeeds in killing Eric, it turns out that Ray had planned not to pay him even after the murder of Eric. Rather, he wanted to use him and later dump him after he had accomplished the mission to kill Eric. Instead of paying him, he kidnaps him where he manages to escape but with serious injuries. Through Susan, Sean tries to rebuild his life but accidentally kills her after she discovers a secret file dealing with Sean’s past dealings . Motivated by revenge, he revisits Ray’s farm and sets Ray on fire. In a twist, Sean gets caught up in a trap of becoming a murderer and later on a fugitive. Higson pinpoints the vagaries of evil and its attendant powers. In addition, the story is set with cynicism and humour.

The second novel by Higson Happy Now was published in 1993. It is a psychological thriller which is a dark exploration of childhood abuse, the quest for happiness in the world, and modern morals. Tom Kendall is a creature of habit who is frustrated by the behavior of other people. He finds it difficult to interact under normal circumstances. In addition, he has some problems including a difficult temper, problems with his girlfriend, Maddie, and an overwhelming sense of powerlessness. Tom discovers Will’s diary which states that man cannot be truly happy unless he or she understands how to act accordingly. Will has an organized housebreaking mission in which he carefully selects houses and ensures that the owners are in the houses. He not only breaks in to their houses but also their secrets. The husband of Tom’s sister is murdered by an intruder in the family kitchen. Tom decides not to cooperate with the police, which was rather uncharacteristic of him given his strong moral positions. Rather, he embarks on a justice mission where he singlehandedly hunts down the killer.

Stories Shown on Film

King of Ants is an American revenge film written by Higson and directed by Stuart Gordon. Actor George Wendt read the novel and consequently contacted Higson about its film adaptation. Despite a seven years struggle in finding a company that would produce the film, it was finally released in 2003. On 23 January 2013, the official Young Bond website was launched. It contains games, downloads, and character images of the characters in the books. In addition, official news is streamed from the site.The latest best selling Zombie Series The Enemy is the biggest ever produced trailer for a children’s book by Publishers Puffin. Hollywood has also showed interest in his books but plans for a film partnership with Hollywood are yet to be put in place.

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