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.

  • Joe Sherry January 12, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    If Brust is NOT one of the authors, Titan is nuts. Nuts, I tell you, nuts.

  • Patrick January 12, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Part of me wants more Firefly/Serenity. Part of me doesn’t need another expanded universe to follow.

    Will I read it? Probably… Do I need it? Probably Not.

  • Mark Chitty January 13, 2010 at 2:09 am

    Really please on this news, especially as I’ve just read the two comics that were done (and loved them). I’ll be joinging the line to get my hands on this one asap :)

  • ThePlasticSword January 13, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I’m a huge Firefly fan. I can’t wait to read this. Firefly was one of the many examples a good show cut short.

  • Paula Weston January 15, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Huge news! Makes me want to sing a song about Jane… Looking forward to more details when you have them. (The comics were great, but nowhere near enough.)