The last ten major changes to the site.
- 05/05/2021 - I add to the compendium a series of two sometimes CIA agents (and sometimes not) named . These fellows start off fighting an alien AI/living planet who comes to our solar system to escape a nova and then causes trouble here. Then they take on ivory poachers to stop terrorists. Then they have to deal with a new AI threat from a different source. Then ... well, by this time you are as likely confused as I was.
- 05/04/2021 - Happy Star Wars Day! A fascinating two-book series that, as I say in My Comments, does not read like most spy adventures I come across joins the compendium today. It concerns , an American expat to Thailand who is definitely not a spy but is in fact a retired criminal lawyer who got tired of doing that and left it all behind. He is not out for a new career and certainly not out for some of the highly entertaining things that happen to him. It is those things that bring him the invitation to this collection.
- 05/03/2021 - Usually when a book series has a movie or a television series adapted from it, that gets its mention in the appropriate section on that series' page. Once in a blue moon, however, I come to the conclusion that a version of a series is so different as to warrant its own entry. Such is the case today of the, IMHO, fantastic television series called . This two-season (so far) interpretation of the awesome James Grady novel series is so good but also so different from the original, I felt it deserved to treated separately, hence this solo page. Whether you agree with the separation or not, I hope you take the time to watch one heckuva good show and maybe that will convince the powers-that-be to make a third season.
- 05/02/2021 - Today I welcome to the compendium a part-time British Intelligence asset who is also Pulitzer Prize winning journalist which definitely gives him the opportunity to visit all sort of danger zones. is the fellow and he has three exciting adventures for us spy-fans to enjoy.
- 05/01/2021 - May Day! I am talking about the ancient day of celebrating, not an urgent cry for help. Not that I am planning any of the former and hopefully not anticipating needing the latter. The hero of today's two-book (so far) series, , could definitely use a lot of that latter, though, considering all the troubles that he finds himself in. This is an exciting and very entertaining series.
- 04/29/2021 - An assassin for a secret quasi-governmental group called the Watchers joins the compendium today. The main hero is a fellow with the very unusual name of though when you read about the reason for his mostly silent approach to life, you definitely understand.
- 04/26/2021 - I head back in time 85 years in today's entry. Three years before the legendary Batman graced the pages of Detective Comics for the first time, this operative was having his stories told in that magazine. And two years before the amazing adventures of the incredible Superman made it into a publication, the two men who created him would have another of their creations have the first of an impressive 76 adventures told. was the agent whose series title of Spy would be splashed at the top of each mission.
- 04/25/2021 - A two-book series from a really good author who has been silent from the spy-fi world for too long joins the compendium today. I call the series which is what the author or publisher called the second book. I have enjoyed the first book a good deal. I have not yet read the second one because it is way too expensive for me ($19 for the ebook) but if the price ever goes down, I'm on it!
- 04/23/2021 - I head back 40 years to 1983 (okay, 38 years) and a very fun, light-hearted spy series that was made so enjoyable by starring the ever-watchable Kate Jackson. Alright, some guy named Boxleitner was in it, too, but it was Ms. Jackson who attracted me. was a lot of fun back then for this man in his early 30s at the time and re-watching it just now, still a lot of fun for the man in his late 60s.
- 04/22/2021 - A gust of wind that did not seem that strong took down a very old and very large oak tree in my front yard two days ago. Luckily it fell away from the house, though it did also take down power lines and a nearby power pole. Hence I did not do much in the way of entries the last couple of days. Major Kudos to Duke Power for the super fast response time and also to the Division of Highways of North Carolina for the awesome clean-up job they did on the street. All I need to do now is replace a mailbox/post and get someone to cut up and haul away a quite thick and long trunk.
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!