Firefly novels

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  1. Janeway’s Girl

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    Yesterday I finished my second rewatch of Firefly and Serenity, plus the ten year special which I hadn’t seen the first time around. Good stuff! So apparently there are novels set before the movie: Big Damn Hero and The Magnificent Nine, with Generations out later this year.

    I’ve read reviews on Amazon and Goodreads but I thought I’d ask here about people’s opinions on them?
     
  2. The Wormhole

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    Damn good books. If you're a fan of the show, you should definitely give them a look. They definitely feel authentic to the universe and feel as though they could have been episodes. Even though both are centred around a particular character (Mal in Big Damn Hero, Jayne in The Magnificent Nine) both novels fully utilize the entire Firefly cast to their fullest.

    So, yeah. I recommend them.
     
  3. Janeway’s Girl

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    The third one, Generations, has River on the cover so I’m thinking it will have her as the main. In any case, I want a Kaylee-centric novel.
     
  4. John Clark

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    I enjoyed both of them quite a bit and am looking forward to the next.
     
  5. USS Firefly

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    I like the books alot, I hope that they continue the books after the movie
     
  6. Janeway’s Girl

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    I like that these books continue where the show left off rather than the movie.
     
  7. Turtletrekker

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    The only Firefly novel I've read is the Serenity novelization by the Trek BBS own Keith R. A. DeCandido. I rather enjoyed it. So did Nathan Fillion, if I recall correctly. I seem to recall him calling out @KRAD about how good it was in some interview or commentary or another.
     
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  8. JD

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    I'm really hoping KRAD will get a chance to write an original novel. He was actually supposed to write one after the novelization, but then they decided not to do novels at that point.
    If they do, I hope they follow on from the comics.

    I bought the first one of these when it was on sale a while back, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.
    I'm hoping they at least do enough that each character will get a novel of their own.
     
  9. Velocity

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    I liked the books. They seemed to recreate the dynamic very well.
     
  10. Timewalker

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    I just looked these up on Amazon.ca. They are insanely expensive, even the Kindle edition.
     
  11. The Wormhole

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    Cool, but it is a bit disappointing that we appear to be getting two River focused books back to back.
     
  13. Kor

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    Check out the graphic novels. The one about the preacher provides some interesting insights into the character.

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    I’ve only read the first one (Big Damn Hero) but I did like it. A light read with some interesting background reveals for both Mal and Shepherd Book. Where the novel takes place and the plot situations are comfortably familiar. Give it a shot!
     
  15. JD

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    Yeah, I do plan on eventually plan on checking out The Shepherd's Tale. I've already read the ones leading up to the movie, and the ones set after it. The only ones I haven't read yet are the Boom! one, The Shepherd's Tale, The Other Half and Float Out.
     
  16. The Wormhole

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    Actually the stuff about Shepherd Book's background in Big Damn Hero comes from the aforementioned graphic novel A Shepherd's Tale.
     
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  17. Velocity

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    My local library had them, luckily for me.
     
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