About the blog

The Spy Command, formerly The HMSS Weblog, began in 2008 as an extension of the Her Majesty’s Secret Servant website. Over time, The HMSS Weblog established its own direction and voice.

In September 2014, The HMSS Weblog officially became a separate entity after Her Majesty’s Secret Servant ceased operations. The name was changed to The Spy Command in February 2015.

The Spy Command provides news and commentary about James Bond, “The Other Spies,” and other entertainment-related topics.

13 Responses

  1. Dear HMSS:
    I loved the material you show on the UK Documentary on the James Bond Film Themes.
    Is it possible to get a copy of this program on DVD for my private collection?

    Thanks,

    Chris Andersen

  2. Hello, this is Author 337 from JFK007. Thanks again for the link. Here’s a link to my newest Bond Article if you’re interested.

    http://author337.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/the-goldeneye-wiimake/

  3. I thought you might be interested in my defense of Ian Fleming in regards to John le Carre’s disparaging remarks about Fleming and James Bond.

    You can link to my piece at the online journal When Falls the Coliseum via my blog post:

    http://pauldavisoncrime.blogspot.com/2010/08/spy-writer-vs-spy-writer-john-le-carre.html

    Regards,

    Paul Davis

  4. Hi, nice to meet you !

  5. Check out my new video tribute to Sir Roger Moore. ‘7×007: Roger Moore as James Bond’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TmFX1ZP1HQ

  6. Great site! I’ve been looking for a Bond site with up-to-date news and occasional longer pieces digging into the franchise. I recently wrote an entry on my own blog pondering the staying power of the franchise and my own personal infatuation for it. Please check it out if you get a chance: The Bond Lifestyle “http://oconnoblog.com/2016/02/27/the-bond-lifestyle/”

  7. Hello, I LOVE THE SPY GENRE
    I created a radio station that shows it too. Here it is http://www.ispytheradio.com (it is also on ROKU)
    I was hoping maybe you could give it a listen and possibly review it if you like it enough?

  8. Hello Bill, I recently wrote a spy novel and was fortunate to find a publisher quickly. The first novel’s pub date is Sep 2017. Might you be interested in writing a review? You can find me on Twitter – @profmbrady. I also have a brand new website – http://www.michaelbradybooks.com. Please let me know how to get in touch if your interested. Thanks so much.

  9. Been loving the blog Bill! Not sure if this is something you’d usually post but came across this music video that clearly references the opening credits of From Russia with Love (one of my personal favorite openings) the song has a James Bond-ish feel to it as well – http://youtube.com/watch?v=9q1HSjBVB8Y It’s pretty cool if you ask me!

  10. How does one subscribe to this blog?

  11. @James: Go down the left side (or left “rail”) there is a place to subscribe.

  12. Hello, congratulations for the ten years site.
    This is my new book about James Bond and Ian Fleming with a novel about the first story of Jenson Barker, a new British secret agent. (in italian)

    And here the newest article about the book http://www.riccardocrosa.it/2018/06/26/ian-fleming-la-guerra-fredda-james-bond/

  13. Hello Bill,

    I hope you will want to review my new novel.

    In The Fourth Courier, a series of grisly murders in Poland suddenly becomes an international case when radiation is detected on the third victim’s hands, raising fears that all the victims may have smuggled nuclear material out of the defunct Soviet Union. The FBI sends Special Agent Jay Porter to assist in the investigation. He teams up with a gay CIA agent, and when they learn that a Russian physicist who designed a portable atomic bomb is missing, the race is on to find him—and the bomb—before it ends up in the wrong hands.

    The novel is set in 1992, just after the seismic fall of communism in Eastern Europe. Like all my novels, I use a thriller-ish plot to examine what’s happening to real people. Jay becomes intimately involved with a Polish family, giving the reader a chance to see how people coped with their collective hangover from the communist era.

    My bio appears on my Goodreads Author’s page. The Fourth Courier will be my third published novel. I am represented by Trident Media Group, a prominent literary agency in New York, and I have a two-book deal with Skyhorse Publishing, the fastest growing independent publisher in America. I have also hired Wunderkind PR to promote the book, but there is so much to be done, I am handling the forays into Goodreads and contacting bloggers.

    The Fourth Courier will be released April 3rd in hardback, Kindle and e-book formats. I will paste some early blurbs below. I am going to Warsaw the first week of February to produce a promotional video, which I will gladly share with you.

    Thank you very much for your consideration.

    Sincerely,

    Timothy Jay Smith

    e-mail: smithtimothyjay@gmail.com
    Goodreads: Timothy Jay Smith
    Instagram: timothyjaysmith
    http://www.facebook.com/TimothyJaySmith/

    Blurbs:

    “An exceptional thriller, not to be missed. Timothy Jay Smith will rule the genre come 2019, and he’s got more in store. He’s got more novels up his sleeve already, each uniquely thrilling, each beautifully written. Do not forget this name, and do not miss this book.” – Robert Goolrick

    “Riveting and irresistible. Smith, with his natural-born ear for dialogue and eye for description, drops us right into the narrative and the moment he does we’re as much a part of the Polish landscape as the characters themselves. You’re going to want to read The Fourth Courier for its arresting plot, but you’ll remember it for the crisply wrought and indelible images of a Poland on the brink of change.” – David Samuel Levinson

    “You write freely about both heterosexual and gay relationships in a way that readers will absolutely love.” – Wunderkind PR

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