If you’re not a browncoat, this won’t mean much to you. If you are, well, join the rest of as we squeal with excitement. Looks like a collection of short stories set in the Firefly universe will be coming soon from Titan Books:
Joss Whedon’s beloved Firefly/Serenity is long gone, but you can’t stop the signal: Fans can look for more adventures of Capt. Mal Reynolds and the crew of the doughty ship in a series of short stories coming soon from Titan Books.
Writer/producer Jane Espenson—who wrote one episode of the Fox sci-fi series but is a longtime friend and colleague of Whedon’s going back to her days on Buffy the Vampire Slayer—told us that she will be writing one of the stories, centering on the characters of Kaylee and Wash (obviously set in a time period before the events of the movie Serenity).
“I’m writing a short story set in the Firefly universe that someone’s putting together,” Espenson said in an interview on Sunday in Pasadena, Calif., where she was promoting her upcoming Syfy series Caprica. “Titan Books is putting together a collection written by various of the Firefly writers. But [it’s a] very short story, … 2,000 words.
I’m a Firefly whore, so this has me more than a little giddy. Can’t wait to see who they have involved outside of Espenson. Notably, Steven Brust wrote a creative commons licensed Firefly novel, released for free on his web site. Could he be included among the authors?
More details when I find ’em.