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)

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Who writes essays about a short-lived television series that hardly anyone ever watched? Who reads these essays? Answer to both questions: people who "get it". That is, people who understand that ... Read full review

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For Browncoats and other Whedon fans, a diverse collection of essays exploring Serenity and its verse. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Heirs of Sawney Beane
17
Asian Objects in Space
29
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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