Saturday 10 October 2009

Not quite a Knighthood, but an honour nonetheless...

I have clearly "arrived" in the world of bloggers who write about spy fiction and spy movie culture. David Foster, owner of the Permission to Kill blog - the corner of the blogosphere where espionage and popular culture crash head-on into each other to great effect, leaving none injured but everyone entertained - has invited me to join C.O.B.R.A.S.

Who are the C.O.B.R.A.S? The acronym stands for the Coalition Of Bloggers wRiting About Spies (note the clever work-around - C.O.B.W.A.S. doesn't have the same zing to it!) As the name suggests it is a group of bloggers who write about spies, and each one of them brings a unique and interesting slant to what they write about, covering film, television, books, comics, soundtracks and music. I've visited them all, and they're very professional, dedicated and enthusiastic about what they write.

My efforts to create an active online space for the UK author Len Deighton through the Deighton Dossier website - still the only updated and full online guide to everything he's ever produced, and more besides - have obviously struck a chord and they've asked me to join their august group. I'm pleased to join up these happy band of bloggers and would urge anyone visiting this blog to visit the other C.O.B.R.A.S.' websites:

The Double O Section

The Spy-Fi Channel

Bish's Beat

Mister 8

Spy Vibe

The Spy Report


p.s. No snakes were harmed in the posting of this blog item.

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