James Bond in the 21st Century
Why We Still Need 007
Publication Date: August 2006
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The staying power of the world’s most dashing secret agent and the evolution of the James Bond franchise are explored in this smart yet nostalgic collection of essays. Leading writers, including Raymond Benson, J.A. Konrath, Raelynn Hillhouse, and John Cox, discuss the ten sexiest Bond girls, the best villains, and the controversy surrounding the latest actor to play James Bond. Topics covered range from the playfulhow to build a secret lair and avoid the perennial mistakes made by would-be world dominatorsto the thought-provoking, such as Bond’s place in the modern world, his Oedipal tendencies and perceived misogyny, and the unerring allure of the charming spy.
Leah Wilson is a senior editor at BenBella Books and is the editor of "Welcome to Wisteria Lane: On America's Favorite Desperate Housewives" and the coeditor of "James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 "and "Mapping the World of the Sorcerer's Apprentice: An Unauthorized Exploration of the Harry Potter Series Complete Through Book Six," She lives in Dallas.