As reported last week, based on Jane Espenson’s tweet about it, some of the writers from Firefly have been working on original short stories set in the Firefly universe. The writers include Jane, Jose Molina, Ben Edlund, and Brett Matthews, according to various reports.
Jane’s story will be a short one, around 2,000 words. In an interview while promoting her new series Caprica, she said, “Oh, I just came up with a very clever little short story that involves Kaylee and Wash, two characters that we haven’t seen together that much.”
Jose Molina had mentioned his several times on his own Twitter feed: ‘Working on my Firefly short story. Assuming Jane has finished and Edlund will write his 6 hours before it’s due.”
While Titan Books is still not quite ready to announce it formerly despite Jane’s leak (“to be fair, we did not ask her not to!”), they have verified to me that original stories will form part of “Still Flyin: A Celebration of Joss Whedon’s Acclaimed TV Series,” the third Firefly Companion book coming this spring.
“Still Flyin'” will include ‘unseen photos, costume designs, behind the scenes secrets and much more,” and if “much more” means new stories by these guys I want it even more now. Titan’s previous Firefly Companions (reviews here and here) have been amazing collections of photos and articles with stuff I had never seen before, and it looks like this one will be even cooler.
“Still Flyin: A Celebration of Joss Whedon’s Acclaimed TV Series” is scheduled to hit shelves April 27 and you can preorder it from Amazon for $13.46.