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



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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
Larry Dixon
The Heirs of Sawney Beane
Lawrence Watt-Evans
Asian Objects in Space
Leigh Adams Wright
The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Firefly
Glenn Yeffeth
Who Killed Firefly?
Ginjer Buchanan
``The Train Job'' Didn't Do the Job
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Serenity and Bobby McGee
Mercedes Lackey
Firefly vs. The Tick
Don Debrandt
We're All Just Floating in Space
Lyle Zynda
More Than a Marriage of Convenience
Michelle Sagara West
``Thanks for the reenactment, sir''
Tanya Huff
Whores and Goddesses
Joy Davidson
The Captain May Wear the Tight Pants, but It's the Gals Who Make Serenity Soar
Robert B. Taylor
I Want Your Sex
Nancy Holder
Just Shove Him in the Engine, or The Role of Chivalry in Joss Whedon's Firefly
John C. Wright
Mirror/Mirror: A Parody
Roxanne Logstreet Conrad
Star Truck
David Gerrold
Chinese Words in the Verse
Kevin M. Sullivan
Listening to Firefly
Jennifer Goltz
Kaylee Speaks: Jewel Staite on Firefly
Jewel Staite
Unofficial Glossary of Firefly Chinese
Kevin M. Sullivan

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