Firefly by Joss Whedon


NEW STORIES. UNSEEN PHOTOS. SHINY.“We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty.”Since its short-lived appearance on TV in 2002, Joss Whedon’s Firefly has indeed done the impossible. It’s sold over a half a million copies on DVD, spawned the hit movie Serenity, and most remarkably, inspired a loyal fan following — the Browncoats — whose numbers are still growing to this day.Still Flying is a brand new celebration of all aspec...

Details Firefly

Release DateMay 25th, 2010
PublisherTitan Books
GenreNonfiction, Media Tie In, Tv, Anthologies

Reviews Firefly

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Firefly: Still Flying: A Celebration of Joss Whedon's Acclaimed TV Series by Joss Whedon is catnip for all Firefly addicts. I don't know why they took off such a wonderful show but it is my favorite and always has been. This book goes behind the scenes and tells more for all us crazy fans that want that little extra. Great photos, info, bits about the props, places, people, characters, and more. I occasionally still binge watch the whole series w...
  • Arielle Walker
    This almost makes up for all the heartbreak. (Almost)
  • Lolly's Library
    Shiny! What else can one say about a book devoted to even more trivia and behind-the-scenes info revolving around a show which has carved a permanent niche into the hearts of many, myself included. Besides the wealth of new photos and interviews, there are also four new pieces of fiction by Ben Edlund, Jane Espenson, Brett Matthews, and Jose Molina. For fans of Firefly and the follow-up movie Serenity, the book is a welcome addition to the oeuvre...
  • Tara Schaafsma
    This was kind of fun. Pictures from the show, interviews with the actors, talk about how weapons or ships were designed. There were 2 or 3 short stories in here, which were my favorite parts. Worth looking at if you're a fan of the show.
  • Dennis Lynch
    A pleasant read - many pictures, short interviews and a few short stories.
  • Terry
    I came to this for the new fiction and was a little disappointed that there were only three stories and a Young Jayne beginning reader spread by Ben Edlund. However the stories are good (and poignant), if brief.WHAT HOLDS US DOWN by Jane Espensonis the best of the lot, featuring Wash and Kaylee doing what they do best.CRYSTAL by Brett Matthewsfocuses on River Tam and her connection to the crew.TAKE THE SKY by Jose Molina shows us Mal at 70.Betwee...
  • Dan
    For fans of the cult classic and gone-too-soon television show. Gorgeous book created by people who clearly love the material, this book is bittersweet, and sort of feels like an "odds and sods" compilation, like there's nothing left now. Which, honestly, it's amazing they scraped enough material for this, the third such companion to a series that had only 14 episodes and has thrived on DVD more than on the air. I also bought this book for the ne...
  • Deirdre
    At first glance this is a rather cool book with a lot of details, and there are a few short stories that appear to be original, but much of the material is speculative - "apparently made from bashed model kit parts" (p 30) is a typical part of an overview of some of the props - and the interviews are collected portions of interviews from several sources, notably conventions and magazine interviews, so while I enjoyed it, it's not going to be adde...
  • Lori
    There are some interesting tidbits and anecdotes in this roundup of Firefly pieces. Most of the content from actors is cribbed from other places -- quotes from cons and web interviews and the like. Some good quotes, sure, but mostly recycled info.The best bits are those you can't get from other places. A look at how all of the various ships were made. Stunts were done. Costumes and props were created. Some legit universe fiction from former scrip...
  • Kylara Jensen
    Just a super-cute, fun nostalgic book. It's full of beautiful pictures and tidbits of interviews and little factoids. It just made me really want to rewatch Firefly and reminded me how much I love that show. There were also a few new works of fiction- little stories from the writers of the show. Those were awesome.Overall I loved this cute little book and wouldn't mind owning a copy of it myself.
  • Mandy
    I won this book at Charlotte, NC's Can't Stop The Serenity event!As I am a Browncoat, I loved this book. I thought it was really shiny how this book was laid out. I enjoyed reading the quotes from the actors on their characters, along with all the extra information about parts of the show.The 3 new stories were really good too, though the last one was really sad. All in all, I'd recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of 'Firefly' and 'Serenit...
  • Ashley
    A shiny collection of pictures, stories from the set (like Fillion's infamous stuffed monkey prank), interview tidbits, convention appearances, and four brand new stories from Jane Espenson, Jose Molina, Brett Matthews, and a two page illustrated story by Ben Edlund. The book is put together beautifully with glossy pages and a loving hand, but it made me sad about Firefly all over again, gorramit.(Just goes to show that when you really love somet...
  • Betsy
    I've become obsessed with all things Firefly, and this book does not disappoint. The diagrams of the ships are cool, but would have loved to have better pictures of Inara's gorgeous wardrobe. More original stories should have been included. The book is from the library, and some pages are falling out.
  • C.O. Bonham
    Shiny! Literally be careful where you read this the glare off the glossy pages can blind you.But seriously this book is an exciting behind the scenes look into one of the best TV shows ever. I would talk more about it but if you are a fan of Firefly then you already know you want it and if you are not a fan of Firefly you just wouldn't get it.
  • Andrea
    I bought this for the short stories, which are pretty good, but they probably only comprise 1/20 of the book. Most of it is interviews with people who worked on the show, articles about props and locations, etc., which is also interesting, but not really what I was hoping for. Still, it was fun to revisit the show again and remember why it was so good. :-)
  • Jacey
    A book of firefly trivia, nicely produced with excellent illustrations and the added advantage of four new pieces of short fiction by Ben Edlund, Jane Espenson, Brett Matthews, and Jose Molina. It's for fans, but that's OK. Shiny, in fact.
  • Malia
    Firefly has been my fave show for years but this book doesn't compare to the Firefly Official Companion. It's got nice photos and some funny quotes and interesting facts on costume and sets but I wouldn't recommend it over the Official Visual Companions.
  • Jonathan
    Some good stuff in here, fair amount of interesting behind-the-scenes stuff, plus some new stories that aren't half-bad. Slightly disappointed that the cast quotes mostly were old interviews but that's to be expected. Inclusion of Browncoats: Redemption has me a bit more interested in that though.
  • Carrie
    The new original stories were interesting, but I must admit I wasn't fond of the last one. It made me sad. Anyway, the other pages are a treasure of information and beautiful pictures. I love the interviews with cast and crew, as well. Definitely worth owning for any Firefly fan.
  • Schnaucl
    There are some great behind the scenes tidbits. The fic was well written but also very depressing. It's interesting to think about the consequences for being the person to reveal the truth behind the Reavers.
  • Dichotomy Girl
    Loves me some Joss Whedon!
  • Michaux Dempster
    Former student and TA Jack Payne lent me his prized collection of this last summer--Greg and I read them all in a month. So shiny!
  • Danni Foley
    Definitely a fascinating behind the scenes view of my favorite show! Another must read for any browncoat!
  • Sophie
    Pick this up for the short blurbs of new fiction (exclusive content!). The rest was take it or leave for me, especially as most of the rest rehashes interviews and such found elsewhere.
  • Sarah
    A great collection of interviews with the actors, facts and trivia about the show, and best of all, fantastic short stories - including one post-Serenity.
  • Heather
    Some great photos and interviews of the cast and crew. I enjoyed the few short stories included as well.
  • David Mandeville
    I enjoyed it thoroughly but it's largely a fan-only book.
  • Tammy
    I was surprised to find a few short stories in the book. Well worth reading. Sure miss the series :/
  • Ben
    Worth it just for the three short stories about Kaylee/Wash, River, and Mal. Bonus for all the fun geeky stuff in between the stories.