Browncoats around the world are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Joss Whedon’s first and only season of the cult space western, “Firefly.”
Starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin and Jewel Staite, the rowdy sci-fi series first aired on the Fox network from September 2002 and ended its one-off run. of 14 episodes in December of that same year. (Our Firefly streaming guide has details on how to watch the series online).
A “Firefly” feature film titled “Serenity” was released by Universal Pictures in 2005 and continued the series’ legacy, but since then there have only been a number of failed attempts to resurrect the series. beloved. Even though “Firefly” has seemingly gone towards sunset, the franchise is still going strong thanks to books, comics, graphic novels, apparel, limited-edition art, role-playing board games, trading cards, fan conventions, an online video game and even a fun themed cookbook.
We at Space.com have a special place in our hearts for “Firefly” and are pleased to announce that a new companion novel will be published by London-based Titan Books on July 26.
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Written by MK England, “Firefly: What Makes Us Mighty” (opens in a new tab) is the seventh original hardback novel to delve into the lore and legends of the Firefly universe.
The story begins with a seemingly simple task for the crew of the Serenity, who head to the planet Kerry with a cargo bay full of a mysterious stash of sealed cargo addressed to the world’s highest ranking nobleman, a Duke. The Duke is a cheerful and hospitable gentleman with an elegant court reminiscent of Persephone’s elite society but devoid of its over-the-top pretension.
As the crew gets cozy while Inara does business trying to find more customers for the crew, the booze begins to flow and feasts and entertainment are offered for all to enjoy. Everyone is perfectly happy with the Duke’s generous spirit, except for Zoë, who thinks there’s something seriously wrong with all the fuss.
When the Duke’s compound is attacked by Night Invaders, Captain Mal sends Serenity to safety while he and Zoë investigate the source of the sudden violence. The truth is uncovered and threatens to upend the entire planet of Kerry. Now that a revolution has erupted, Mal and our valiant smugglers must choose sides before more bloodshed occurs, even if it requires opposing ideals.
“Firefly: What Makes Us Powerful” by MK England (opens in a new tab) lands July 26, 2022 on Titan Books.
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