Ian Fleming

Movie Review: Skyfall

What Daniel Craig lacks in good looks and hair, he more than makes up for in quiet confidence and depth.

Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig and a star-studded supporting cast will help ensure Skyfall goes down in film history as one of the strongest entries in the Bond canon.

Monday, 26 November, 2012, 12:14pm

Meet the new spymaster

Thriller writer Jeffrey Deaver will publish his latest novel, Carte Blanche, next month. In the normal scheme of things, this would be one of the publishing events of the year: with sales in excess of 20 million copies in more than 150 countries, Deaver is one of the world's more popular writers.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Devil May Care

Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks Penguin, HK$114

26 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

BOOK (1960)

Quantum of Solace

Ian Fleming


2 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Bond is his words

THE NAME'S HIGSON - Charlie Higson - licensed to write 007 books. There's probably no variation of this Higson hasn't heard by now, but that's the price you pay when you graduate from co-creating one of British television's best-loved comedy series - The Fast Show - to writing for one of the best-known franchises of all: Ian Fleming's James Bond.

11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

The bugging of Jiang: Now for the real story

The name's Jiang, Jiang Zemin.

With no one getting too upset about President Jiang Zemin's official plane containing more bugs than last night's special fried rice, the real cloak-and-dagger story has gone largely unnoticed.

This is the stuff of lore. This is the stuff that made Ian Fleming famous and James Bond a household name.

26 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain... all will be explained

Why do people get grumpy when they are tired? Does it require more energy to be cheerful?

Some people say when you are tired, communicating with others is an effort. Your grumpiness discourages others from trying to be sociable. Conversely, if you are cheerful, they are more likely to talk to you. So it can be said that cheerfulness takes more energy.

19 Aug 2000 - 12:00am


Should James Bond hang up his licence to kill? YES COME in number 007, your time is definitely up. Yes, with the arrival of the new Bond film, GoldenEye, we're back in that strange twilight zone where women bear naughty names (Miss Onatopp is this year's winner because, you see, she likes to be ...

17 Dec 1995 - 12:00am