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Commander James Bond, also known as 007, is a fictional British secret service agent created by journalist, naval officer and author Ian Fleming, for the debut novel Casino Royale in 1953. He is the main protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, which consists of twelve novels and two short story collections published between 1953 and 1966, although the last two books—The Man with the Golden Gun and Octopussy and The Living Daylights—were published posthumously. Following Ian Fleming's death in 1964, many continuation novels or novelizations by Kingsley Amis, Christopher Wood, John Gardner, Raymond Benson, Sebastian Faulks and Jeffery Deaver were published; a series of Young Bond novels has also been written by Charlie Higson.

Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman's Eon Productions started a series of Bond film in 1962, with the release of Dr. No. Since then the Bond series has become one of the most successful and lucrative in the film industry spanning 24 films. There have also been two films produced by independent companies and one television adaptation. Seven actors have portrayed agent 007 on film: Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig; he was also portrayed by Barry Nelson in the 1954 television adaptation Casino Royale.

In addition to novels and films, Bond is a prominent character in many comic strips and computer and video games and has been the subject of many parodies.

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"The World Is Not Enough", performed by Garbage, is the theme single of the nineteenth James Bond film of the same name. It was released in compilation with the soundtrack album of the film by Radioactive Records and MCA during the final months of Garbage's world tour in support of their platinum certified album Version 2.0.

"The World Is Not Enough" was written by Tony, Grammy and Academy award winning James Bond themes lyricist Don Black, and by Grammy, Ivor Novello and BMI Film Music award winning composer David Arnold. Mixed into five versions, the single was written in the traditional style of James Bond title themes with conflicting bloodthirsty and sexual lyrics. The line "There's no point in living if you can't feel the life", an important plot point in the film, is included in the track as it appears on other media.

"The World Is Not Enough" was lauded by most critics, though Garbage was initially uncredited. It reached the top 10s in Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Finland, as well as the top 40 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the U.K. IGN listed it as the ninth best James Bond theme of all time.

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Royal Navy Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a fictional character created by British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1953. He is the main protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, films, comics and video games. Fleming wrote twelve Bond novels and two short story collections before his death, although the last two books—The Man with the Golden Gun and Octopussy and The Living Daylights—were published posthumously.

The Bond character is a Secret Service agent, code number 007, residing in London but active internationally. Bond was a composite character who was based on a number of commandos who Fleming knew during his service in the Naval Intelligence Division during World War II, to whom Fleming added his own style and a number of his own tastes; Bond's name was appropriated from American ornithologist James Bond. Bond has a number of character traits which run throughout the books, including an enjoyment of cars, a love of food and drink, and an average intake of sixty custom-made cigarettes a day.

Since Fleming's death in 1964, there have been other authorised writers of Bond material, including John Gardner, who wrote fourteen novels and two novelizations and Raymond Benson, who wrote six novels, three novelizations and three short stories. There have also been three authors who wrote one book each, Kingsley Amis (writing as Robert Markham), Sebastian Faulks and Jeffrey Deaver. Additionally a series of novels based on Bond's youth—Young Bond—was written by Charlie Higson.

As spin-offs from the literary works, there was a television adaptation of the first novel, Casino Royale, in which Bond was played as an American agent. A comic strip series also ran in the Daily Express newspaper. There have also been twenty-four Bond films, with a twenty-fifth due for release on 26 October 2012; seven actors have played Bond in these films.

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Books List of James Bond novels and short storiesCasino Royale (novel), Live and Let Die (novel)Moonraker (novel)Diamonds Are Forever (novel), From Russia, with Love (novel)Dr. No (novel)Goldfinger (novel)For Your Eyes Only (short story collection)Thunderball (novel)The Spy Who Loved Me (novel)On Her Majesty's Secret Service (novel)You Only Live Twice (novel)The Man with the Golden Gun (novel)Octopussy and The Living DaylightsColonel Sun

Films (main article, List of James Bond films): A View to a KillCasino Royale (1967 film)Casino Royale (2006 film)Diamonds Are Forever (film)Die Another DayDr. No (film)For Your Eyes Only (film)From Russia with Love (film)GoldenEyeGoldfinger (film)Licence to KillLive and Let Die (film)Moonraker (film)Never Say Never AgainOctopussyOn Her Majesty's Secret Service (film)Quantum of SolaceThe Living DaylightsThe Man with the Golden Gun (film)SkyfallThe Spy Who Loved Me (film)Thunderball (film)Tomorrow Never DiesThe World Is Not EnoughYou Only Live Twice (film)Motifs in the James Bond film series

Characters: James Bond (books), James Bond (films), Felix Leiter, M (James Bond)

Biographies: Bernard LeeDaniel CraigDeborah KerrEva GreenGeorge MartinHalle BerryIan FlemingJonathan PryceMadonna (entertainer)Paul McCartneyPierce BrosnanSean BeanTina Turner

Music: "The World Is Not Enough (song)" • "You Know My Name" • "Skyfall (song)"

Games and television: Inspirations for James BondCasino Royale (Climax!)GoldenEye 007 (1997 video game) • "You Only Move Twice"

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Ian Fleming books (1953–1966)
Casino Royale  · Live and Let Die  · Moonraker  · Diamonds Are Forever  · From Russia with Love  · Dr. No  · Goldfinger  · For Your Eyes Only  · Thunderball  · The Spy Who Loved Me  · On Her Majesty's Secret Service  · You Only Live Twice  · The Man with the Golden Gun  · Octopussy and The Living Daylights
Sanctioned novels (1967–1979)
The Adventures of James Bond Junior 003½  · Colonel Sun  · James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007  · James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me  · James Bond and Moonraker
John Gardner novels (1981–1996)
Licence Renewed  · For Special Services  · Icebreaker  · Role of Honour  · Nobody Lives For Ever  · No Deals, Mr. Bond  · Scorpius  · Win, Lose or Die  · Licence to Kill  · Brokenclaw  · The Man from Barbarossa  · Death is Forever  · Never Send Flowers  · SeaFire  · GoldenEye  · COLD
Raymond Benson novels (1997–2002)
"Blast from the Past"  · Zero Minus Ten  · Tomorrow Never Dies  · The Facts of Death  · "Midsummer Night's Doom"  · High Time to Kill  · The World Is Not Enough  · "Live at Five"  · Doubleshot  · Never Dream of Dying  · The Man with the Red Tattoo  · Die Another Day
Charlie Higson novels (2004–2008)
SilverFin  · Blood Fever  · Double or Die  · Hurricane Gold  · By Royal Command
The Moneypenny Diaries (2005–2008)
The Moneypenny Diaries: Guardian Angel  · Secret Servant: The Moneypenny Diaries  · The Moneypenny Diaries: Final Fling
Sebastian Faulks novel (2008)
Devil May Care
Jeffery Deaver novel (2011)
Carte Blanche
William Boyd novel (2013)
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Anthony Horowitz novel (2015)
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Dr. No  · From Russia with Love  · Goldfinger  · Thunderball  · You Only Live Twice  · On Her Majesty's Secret Service  · Diamonds Are Forever  · Live and Let Die  · The Man with the Golden Gun  · The Spy Who Loved Me  · Moonraker  · For Your Eyes Only  · Octopussy  · A View to a Kill  · The Living Daylights  · Licence to Kill  · GoldenEye  · Tomorrow Never Dies  · The World Is Not Enough  · Die Another Day  · Casino Royale  · Quantum of Solace  · Skyfall  · Spectre
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Casino Royale (1967)  · Never Say Never Again
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Casino Royale (1954)

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