The Firefly Crew Returns in a Brand New Book Series
The Big Damn Heroes are back
Fans of Firefly rejoice: the cult favorite sci-fi show returns with a brand new book series. Titan Books and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products have teamed up to publish a new series of official titles within the Firefly canon, with Joss Whedon serving as consulting editor. The first book, Firefly: Big Damn Hero, by Nancy Holder hits shelves in October. The description of the first book reads, “Captain Malcolm Reynolds finds himself in a dangerous situation after being kidnapped by a bunch of embittered veteran Browncoats.”
Commissioning Editor Cat Camacho released a statement saying, “[I am] delighted to be bringing new, official stories to fans of a show that has continued to grow in popularity over the years, finding new audiences in an unprecedented way. Firefly is a hugely unique IP and Titan Books is excited to be becoming part of its legacy.”
This new book series breathes new life into the beloved franchise, which premiered in 2002 with a 14 episode first season before FOX cancelled the series. The show quickly earned a cult following, becoming one of the most popular series in the Whedonverse. A hybrid space opera/western, Firefly followed a ragtag group of smugglers and their adventures in the outer reaches of the galaxy. The show helped launched the careers of Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Morena Baccarin and more. Since then, the franchise has been revived with a feature film Serenity (2005), several comic book series, and an RPG.
Descriptions and release dates are already set for the following books in the series:
Firefly: The Magnificent Nine, by James Lovegrove (March 2019)
Jayne receives a distress call from his ex Temperance McCloud that leads the Serenity crew to danger on a desert moon.
Firefly: Generations, by Tim Lebbon (Oct. 2019)
The discovery of the location of one of the legendary Ark ships that brought humans from Earth to the ’Verse promises staggering salvage potential, but at what cost? River Tam thinks she might know …
(via Entertainment Weekly, image: FOX)
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