COVER REVEAL: ‘The Many Facets of Diamonds Are Forever’ by Oliver Buckton

By Matthew Chernov

Back in January, we interviewed professor Oliver Buckton about his upcoming book “The Many Facets of Diamonds Are Forever.” At the time we posted that article, the book still didn’t have a cover.

Today, however, we’re pleased to bring you the official jacket art, hot off the presses!

Pretty snazzy, right? For additional info on the book – or to purchase your very own copy – visit the newly updated Rowman & Littlefield publishing page.

And for a limited time, Lexington Books is offering a 30% discount on the purchase of  “The Many Facets of Diamonds Are Forever.” To get the discount, use code LEX30AUTH19 when ordering online. Offer is valid until 01/31/2020. 

But before you do that, professor Buckton has an important question to ask JBR readers: “Do you have an interesting and original proposal idea for a panel discussion on GOLDFINGER and ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE?

As you might remember from our interview with him, professor Buckton’s book originally began as a conference panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (a.k.a. SAMLA), which was organized to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the publication of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. Twenty written proposals were presented at that panel, and ten of them eventually made their way into his book.

Well, history is about to repeat itself.

In November of 2019, the next SAMLA Conference is being held in Atlanta, and professor Buckton is currently accepting proposals for panels dealing with GOLDFINGER and OHMSS, both of which are celebrating major anniversaries this year.

So, if you have something unique and thought-provoking to say about either of those beloved Bond titles, why not submit them to Oliver Buckton? After all, your idea might end up being included in a future Bond book one day!

The deadline for submission is May 15th. Please send written proposals – 250 words in length – to Oliver Buckton ( and conference co-chair Matthew Sherman (

For complete details on how to submit your proposals, visit the official SAMLA 91 website.

Article by Matthew Chernov

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