The last ten major changes to the site.
- 08/04/2021 - To me it was not too long ago but the calendar insists that it 18 years have passed since I was able to become a huge fan of, and then one of those mourning the demise of, , a fun television series about an IT guy for the NSA who gets a nasty dose of nanobots inside him and turns into one heckuva cool secret agent. It did not last long but what it had, I watched and enjoyed a lot.
- 08/03/2021 - While I am still reading today's entrant into the compendium and enjoying it a great deal, I decided to make the entry before finishing it. Let me assure you I will finish this series because it is really, really good. is the name I have given the series because she is, IMHO, the main character but another chap named Michael Kensington, working for MI5, is just as important. The series is titled The House Of Killers by the author.
- 08/02/2021 - Military meets operative in today's entrant into the compendium. This three-book series about stars a just-discharged Marine sniper, let go because you are not supposed to punch a superior officer, no matter how many fellow Marines he gets killed through stupidity. The President needs a killing machine to go on covert missions against terrorists and Styles is his choice.
- 08/01/2021 - A very bad, IMHO, 4-episode television series from 1966 joins the compendium today. I have no idea how any of these 4 made it to actually be aired. I also have no idea why the name of the program was . A very strange British program, made stranger by being marketed as a "cult" fantasy series.
- 07/31/2021 - New books added to these series: , , , , , , , , and .
- 07/30/2021 - A major character in the Eva Destruction spy series gets his own three-book series, published the year after her series was published. is, as I say a couple of times in my write-up, a stereotypical British agent but what makes this fellow fun to follow is that the author does this, IMHO, very much on purpose and has a good time pulling it off.
- 07/29/2021 - A two-book combination of black-ops CIA work and military action joins the compendium today. is a former Special Forces and ex-CIA operative who is pulled back into his former line of work to take on a particularly dangerous opponent - a man who was once his closest friend.
- 07/28/2021 - A three-book series (so far but more promised) series about a new agent (well, really two) joins the compendium today. The books about are fun, easy-to-read excursions that would make a good television series along the order of (IMHO) Scarecrow and Mrs. King.
- 07/26/2021 - Every hundredth mark in this compendium has been a special event to me. As I enter the 1,900th member in this collection today, I feel it desirous to have that position be filled with a special person so I felt it apt that it be who had Special Nurse in the title of her very enjoyable comic strip run back in the latter half of the 30's. Do not think, as you take a few minutes to check out the adventures she has, that hers is a busy-body soap opera life. Ms. North is definitely a nurse and wants to practice that profession but she is also someone who loves adventure and who gets involved in quite a few extraordinary ones, almost every one making her worthy of membership here.
- 07/25/2021 - First Look: This 'look' is more of a quick peek because of how little I have learned of it. Knowledge of this 'Indian James Bond' named came to me thanks to an email by learned Indian literature expert, Narayan Radhakrishnan. I appreciate what you had, sir, and your kindness in passing it along. To anyone else knowing anything else, please let me know and I will add it promptly.
More What's New!
Say the word SPY to most people and they will respond with James Bond,
with good reason as he is the best known of all fictional spies. With 20+ blockbuster movies over the last 40+ years,
along with the standard movie hype, virtually the entire world knows about 007 and his License To Kill.
Of course, James Bond is by no means the only spy in the world of fiction, just the best known. Who are the rest?
Who has his or her own license to kill, thrill, or chill. How do these agents stack up against each other? Who would
you want beside you in a car chase, in a knife fight, in a dark alley, or beneath the covers?
This site is dedicated to the many, many men and women who, at least in fiction, have defended our freedoms against all forms of enemies, foreign and domestic. Well, granted a few of them were just in it for the money and many were only after the excitement, and sex played a huge role in the motivation of more than a few. But still, their actions helped not only preserve our way of life (on paper) but also brought us, the readers, many hours of escapism and vicarious pleasure.
So, who are these people that I have slaved so diligently to present to you? They are the men and women of spy-fi about whom there is a series. Single-book characters need not apply. There has to be at least two books. Two's the minimum but the more the merrier.
Moreover, I have confined membership to the English language. If it wasn't put into English so I can read it, I haven't worried about it.
Each spy has his or her own page. Click on the "Characters" button to go to a listing page. Click on the letter the
character's last name starts with (or a more common moniker like "Death Merchant" if appropriate). That will take one
step further into the labrynth. Finally, select the character's name from the list and, voila!