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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 Spektor is inspired by the Enigma machine.
From Russia, with Love is the fifth novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series, first published in the UK by Jonathan Cape on 8 April 1957. As with the first four books, From Russia, with Love was generally well received by the critics. The story was written at Fleming's Goldeneye estate in Jamaica in early 1956. By the time the book was published, he did not know whether he wanted to write another Bond book or not.

The story centres on a plot by SMERSH, the Soviet counterintelligence agency, to assassinate Bond in such a way as to discredit both him and his organisation, the Secret Service. As bait for the plot, the Russians use a beautiful cipher clerk and the Spektor, a Soviet decoding machine. Much of the action takes place in Istanbul and on the Orient Express.

The novel's sales were aided by an advertising campaign that played upon a visit by British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden to Fleming's Goldeneye estate and by the publication of a 1961 Life Magazine article, which listed From Russia, with Love as one of US President John F. Kennedy's ten favourite books. There have been three adaptations of the book: a serialisation in the Daily Express newspaper, a subsequent daily comic strip by Henry Gammidge and John McLusky in the same paper, and the 1963 film version of the same name.

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The sign from Octopussy's Circus, used in Octopussy, as shown on a James Bond convention in 1992.

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On the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), actress Halle Berry poses for pictures.
Halle Maria Berry; born August 14, 1966) is an American actress and former fashion model and beauty queen. Berry has received Emmy and Golden Globe awards for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, and an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster's Ball, becoming the only woman of African-American descent to have won the award for Best Actress. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and also a Revlon spokeswoman. She is attempting to expand into the production side of Hollywood.

Before becoming an actress, Berry entered several beauty contests, finishing runner-up in Miss USA (1986), and winning the Miss USA World 1986 contest. Her breakthrough feature film role was in the 1991 Jungle Fever. This led to roles in The Flintstones (1994), Bulworth (1998), X-Men (2000) and its sequels, and Die Another Day. She also won a worst actress Razzie award in 2005 for Catwoman, and accepted the award in person.

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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 (Adele 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)
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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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