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

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Jane Espenson, Glenn Yeffeth
BenBella Books, 2005 - Performing Arts - 238 pages
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** COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED **  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.

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Review: Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly (Smart Pop)

User Review  - Christine Gilbert - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book of essays. It explains so much of the idealism that we all loved about the series and why the sadness if its demise still prevails. The essays- I enjoyed about 16/21 of the ... Read full review

Review: Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly (Smart Pop)

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

Liked some of the essays and disliked a few. My favorites were the ones about Zoe and Wash, the crossover of Enterprise and Firefly, and Jewel Staites favorite moments. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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The Heirs of Sawney Beane
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Asian Objects in Space
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Copyright

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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.

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