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I’m expecting proof copies of the revised edition of THE SUBSTITUTE tomorrow. It appears Tom Ironsides is needed now more than ever as James Bond is being neutered by the usual suspects.

The James Bond novels by acclaimed author Ian Fleming have been censored after Ian Fleming Publications Ltd hired sensitivity readers to review the material and make suggestions to language, especially around racial descriptions of characters.

The Telegraph reports, “The changes to Fleming’s books result in some depictions of black people being reworked or removed” and several instances of Fleming referring to black characters as “n*gger” have been expunged.

At some point, I have to consider some protective mechanism to protect the integrity of my meager literary estate. All authors need to look into that or else we will be written out of history.