Firefly – The Books

It’s 9:30pm, I’m about to have a light snack . . . 

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(Nutella sandwich, two Maria cookies with Nutella, half a brownie/walnut/chocolate chips cookie, and three dark chocolate Acais) and a small latte, and I’m trying to get tomorrow’s posts under my belt before heading off to sleep. I’d like to be done by the time I have my late snack at 11:30 because I need to get up at 5:00am to put out the hummingbirds feeders (it’s dropping into the low 20s tonight, and the little critters will need fresh sugar water at first light).

Most will guess from the title that I decided to start on documenting my Firefly stuff, starting with the books. For people who have been living under the stairs all their lives, I am, in fact, a Firefly fan.

I recently saw a small opinion piece telling Firefly fans to give it a rest, hinting perhaps they should “move on”. The funny part is that the person who reposted that piece is a sports fan, a Dr. Who fan, and a fan of other stuff I did not make the effort to care and remember. You should read his Facebook wall when his team is playing (and losing). 

I don’t dress up, I don’t go to conventions, and I’m not out there shouting Firefly is the best show ever. Sure, I may think less of people who can’t see the fact it is, in point of fact, the best show ever, but that’s not out of the norm; I basically think less of pretty much everyone. 

Firefly is the only property I’ve done the following for: I occasionally put down some money and buy Firefly related stuff. 

The first of which were the books . . . 

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“Those Left Behind” is a comic that meant to bridge the time between the idiots at Fox cancelling the TV show, and the movie coming out (a span of three years). By the way, the idiots at Fox just cancelled “Almost Human”, so once again their ranking with me has dropped to the level  of . . . well, you know when you are walking around and a piece of chewing gum gets stuck on your shoe? Great; now, do you know how when you walk that chewing gum picks up all sorts of stuff. Great . . . Fox ranks lower than the dirt that is on the stuff that’s stuck on the chewing gum that is stuck at the bottom of your shoes.

Anyway, I don’t recommend the comic. Maybe it’s just me, but the graphic representation of the characters is nowhere near what the characters (actors) are in the show. Not in looks, and not in their actions. Fans were raving about it, and I bought it. I’m keeping it, but it’s not like I’ll ever read it again.

There are two books covering the series, and I highly recommend them. For one, they have the scripts for each episode, and for another, they have a lots of information about the ship . . . 

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. . . about the characters . . . 

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. . . and about their weapons.

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. . . and the FireFly world in general.

The same thing can be said about the “Serenity Official Visual Companion” book. 

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This page has portion of the script . . . 

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. . . and sketches of some of the reavers weapons.

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The role-playing game is another matter. I don’t play, but I ordered the book because it taps on the background stories that were developed, and never used.

Also there are options to have Serenity be one of the character, and I wrote about it HERE.

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What’s not to like about that!

Anyway, those are the only Firefly-related books I own. 

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.

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9 Responses to Firefly – The Books

  1. oneowner says:

    My evening snack consists of a banana and 4 oz. of Silk Dark Chocolate Almond Milk, but it’s not very photogenic.I have started watching Firefly on Netflix so I’m far behind the Firefly curve. Of course, Dr. Who fills in nicely.

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    • disperser says:

      A banana and fake milk? . . . you live a deprived life.

      As for being behind . . . not that much. There are only 14 Firefly episodes and a movie, in contrast to the 8,573 episodes and 482 specials of Dr. Who.

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  2. sandra getgood says:

    Nice collection, ejd! (And good pictures of the nice collection, of course!)
    The good thing about watching Firefly for the first time, oneowner, is being able to see the story as it was meant to be seen, in the correct order so you learn about the characters and the world of Firefly and, yes, the ship, Serenity as you get deeper and deeper into it.. I would envy you seeing it for the first time, but we watch the whole series every so often, followed by Serenity, the film. And it’ never gets old, it always seems fresh and new, and we still laugh and cry in all the places Joss meant us to. Enjoy!,

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    • disperser says:

      I’ve just started my unknown-but-a-boat-load-th rewatching, starting, of course with the pilot.

      And yes, I envy them who just now are discovering the ‘verse . . . but I am also apprehensive for them. Should they not like it, and should they read my opinion of them who don’t fancy the series, how will that make them feel?

      Then I remember. . . who cares; they don’t like Firefly.

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  3. I miss Firefly… I tried reading “Those Left Behind”, but just couldn’t really get into it – nice to know it isn’t just me!

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    • disperser says:

      Yeah . . . what was glaring to me was the difference in the personality of the characters.

      Then again, in that respect they did reflect differences in the characters in the movie, which, while I liked it, I still consider a separate entity from the series.

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  4. Carissa says:

    Another show I need to queue up on Netflix, it appears. I’m often a late adopter. This may be one of those times.

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    • disperser says:

      Had not realized you’ve not seen the show.
      Yup, it is on Netflix, and I would suggest waiting until the weekend to start. The only reasons we did not mainline the whole series were that we only had one disc, and that it was the middle of the week.

      Even so, I almost went out to look for the dvd set instead of waiting for the next disc.
      Now it’s streaming, but we still occasionally watch the the dvds (we have two sets).

      Hope you like it. It’s different, so give it a couple of episodes. I say that because for some it takes a couple. We were hooked on the first, but we are especially attuned to quality programming.

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  5. AnnMarie says:

    OK, thanks for making up my mind about which to watch this weekend . . . LOTR will just have to wait . . . I haven’t seen Firefly in months so it’ll be ALMOST like the first viewing . . . almost . . .

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