Firefly: Still Flying

At fan tables and anywhere that I (somehow) wind up the expert of Joss Whedon, the most common question I get is "are they ever going to do more with that 'verse?" Well, there are the comics (with a one off this summer by Patton Oswalt called Serenity "Float Out" and the long anticipated "Shepherd's Tale" that we've been waiting for since the Browncoat Cruise in 2007, but now is promised by the end of 2010), and there's Browncoats:Redemption expected to have preview screenings this summer and at our own Phoenix Comicon...  but what people really want are episodes. Well, don't expect to see the actors on screen any time soon, but here's the next best thing! Firefly: Still Flying, due out next week on the 25th. Pre-order now on Amazon or stalk your favorite local retailer to make sure they carry it.

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Firefly: Still Flying is a book full of short stories pretty much making up the episodes that would have been. It's not just fan fic either, these are the original writers of the show! While you're book shopping, check this list to make sure you're up to date on all the latest official 'verse merchandise.

Via Amazon.com:

NEW STORIES. UNSEEN PHOTOS. SHINY.

“We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty.”

Since its short-lived appearance on TV in 2002, Joss Whedon’s Firefly has indeed done the impossible. It’s sold over a half a million copies on DVD, spawned the hit movie Serenity, and most remarkably, inspired a loyal fan following — the Browncoats — whose numbers are still growing to this day.

Still Flying is a brand new celebration of all aspects of the show, featuring a wealth of rare and previously unpublished images — including storyboards, production design art and candid behind the scenes photos — memories from the cast and crew, a tribute to the Browncoats, and, as a special bonus:

EXCLUSIVE NEW FIREFLY FICTION BY WRITERS OF THE ORIGINAL TV EPISODES


FUN WITH DICK AND JAYNE written and drawn by Ben Edlund

WHAT HOLDS US DOWN by Jane Espenson

CRYSTAL by Brett Matthews

TAKE THE SKY by Jose Molina

 

FYI, that Jose Molina guy has gone on since being a writer and story editor on Firefly to run this little show called Castle. Ben Edlund (who wrote "Jaynestown" and "Trash", as well as Angel's "Smile Time") has since gone on to Executive Produce something called Supernatural, Jane Espenson (Shindig among other classics) is the brains behind Battlestar Galactica and Caprica, and Brett Matthews (Heart of Gold)... he wrote Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows and Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury.... Well, you win some, you lose some.