Bond creator ____ Fleming (3)
I believe the answer is:
'bond creator fleming' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)
This is the entire clue.
(Other definitions for ian that I've seen before include "- Botham, cricketer" , "- McEwan, Eng. writer" , "Scottish John" , "Boy's name (Scottish?)" , "... Fleming, author of the Bond books" .)