007 Magazines Archive Presents its Thunderball 50th Anniversary Special! James Bond author Raymond Benson explains how Ian Fleming came to write the novel Thunderball and the ensuing litigation which proved to be Fleming's death knell. Examining in detail, scripts and other unique documented evidence in The Ian Fleming Foundation archives, Bond scholar and author John Cork guides us through the fascinating evolution of how the most successful James Bond film of them all made its way to the cinema screen. Graham Rye spoke with a previously unknown player in the Thunderball story, to discover how a teenager from West London found herself immortalized in the credit titles of the biggest Bond movie of them all. All this, plus much more!.