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Finding Serenity : Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly,9781932100433

Finding Serenity : Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly

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9781932100433

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1932100431
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Trade Paper
Pub. Date:
4/1/2005
Publisher(s):
Benbella Books
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Summary

In this eclectic anthology of essays, former cast member Jewel Staite, "Kaylee," philosopher Lyle Zynda, sex therapist Joy Davidson, and noted science fiction and fantasy authors Mercedes Lackey, David Gerrold, and Lawrence Watt-Evans contribute to a clever and insightful analysis of the short-lived cult hit Firefly. From What went wrong with the pilot? to What's right about Reavers? and how the correspondence between the show's creator Joss Whedon and the network executives might have actually played out, the writers interrogate the show's complexity and speculate about what might have been if the show Firefly had not been cancelled.

Author Biography

Jane Espensen is a veteran Mutant Enemy script writer who was responsible for the Firefly episode "Shindig." She has also written for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Deep Space Nine, Ellen, Gilmore Girls, and Star Trek. She lives in Los Angeles. Glenn Yeffeth is the editor of Seven Seasons of Buffy and Taking the Red Pill. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(4)
Jane Espenson
The Reward, the Details, the Devils, the Due
5(12)
Larry Dixon
The Heirs of Sawney Beane
17(12)
Lawrence Watt-Evans
Asian Objects in Space
29(8)
Leigh Adams Wright
The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Firefly
37(10)
Glenn Yeffeth
Who Killed Firefly?
47(8)
Ginjer Buchanan
``The Train Job'' Didn't Do the Job
55(8)
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Serenity and Bobby McGee
63(12)
Mercedes Lackey
Firefly vs. The Tick
75(10)
Don Debrandt
We're All Just Floating in Space
85(12)
Lyle Zynda
More Than a Marriage of Convenience
97(8)
Michelle Sagara West
``Thanks for the reenactment, sir''
105(8)
Tanya Huff
Whores and Goddesses
113(18)
Joy Davidson
The Captain May Wear the Tight Pants, but It's the Gals Who Make Serenity Soar
131(8)
Robert B. Taylor
I Want Your Sex
139(16)
Nancy Holder
Just Shove Him in the Engine, or The Role of Chivalry in Joss Whedon's Firefly
155(14)
John C. Wright
Mirror/Mirror: A Parody
169(14)
Roxanne Logstreet Conrad
Star Truck
183(14)
David Gerrold
Chinese Words in the Verse
197(12)
Kevin M. Sullivan
Listening to Firefly
209(8)
Jennifer Goltz
Kaylee Speaks: Jewel Staite on Firefly
217(12)
Jewel Staite
Unofficial Glossary of Firefly Chinese
229
Kevin M. Sullivan


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