Saturday, 12 August 2017
Collecting Holmes, Bond And Flandry
Vol I, the original series, ending at Reichenbach;
Vol II, two novels written later but set earlier;
Vol III, the Return, incorporating all three later collections.
James Bond has a very similar structure:
Vol I, five novels from the introduction of Bond and SMERSH to Bond's apparent death at the hands of SMERSH;
Vol II, two intermediate novels and nine short stories;
Vol III: five novels about the struggle againsst Blofeld and its aftermath.
Dominic Flandry also needs three volumes:
Vol I, Young Flandry, the three novel prequel;
Vol II, Captain Flandry, the original series;
Vol III, Admiral Flandry, the concluding three novels.
Flandry, of course, is part of Poul Anderson's History of Technic Civilization which requires a further four omnibus collections.