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12 September 2005 @ 03:24 pm
Shameless Self-Promotion  
Greetings Firefly fans! Just wanted to announce that I have written The Firefly Episode Guide, an unofficial and independent guide and critique book. We're having some trouble getting it listed on Amazon right now, but if you're interested, you can find it at http://www.windstormcreative.com/lightning/2083X.htm

Keep flyin' Browncoats, cause yer all shiny!




Firefly, we barely knew thee.
But with the release of all fourteen episodes
on DVD, we're ready to rekindle our love.

It's been six years since civil war between the Alliance and the Independents ended with an Alliance victory at Serenity Valley. Now the Alliance controls not just the core planets but all the once-independent worlds as well.

One of the few survivors of Serenity Valley, Malcolm Reynolds refused to live under the Alliance's thumb. Aboard Serenity, his firefly-class ship, Mal and his crew take whatever work comes their way--whether it be running cargo or ridding a village of bandits. It doesn't have to be legitimate, or even legal, as long as it pays.

Firefly, Joss Whedon's short-lived series, creates a fascinating blend of two genres: The western and classic space-faring science fiction and makes something truly new. Join Mimi Noyes for in-depth critique of and witty banter about Whedon's foray into the final frontier.
 
 
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catt5catt5 on September 12th, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
Very shiny. I posted the link to buy your book on some Firefly fan sites. Good luck with the book!
Mamishkamamishka on September 12th, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC)
Hey, thanks so much! That was super thoughtful of you. :)
Raisin' my lonely dental floss...rtfirefly on September 12th, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC)
Q. Why should I buy your book? What does it have that other guides to the Firefly episodes/world don't have - especially given that there are undoubtedly a whole bunch of places online where intelligent, literate fans have created their own guides to the episodes, which one can access for free?

This is a sincere question, because I couldn't find anything at the link that even tried to be an answer. But this is the sort of thing you need to be able to answer, to be able to sell what you've written.
Mamishka: job/paidmamishka on September 13th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
A. Good question! Not having read all the other Firefly guides out there, I cannot say with any assurity what my book might have that they do not, save for my impressions and opinions, which are the only things that are solely my own. On the other hand, I am known from Boston to Seattle as “Media Babe” and have dazzled friends, foes, and clients alike with my uncanny knowledge of films and television. My unique ability to describe them vividly has often resulted in reports that I am “better than the real thing”. I am a longtime employee of Scarecrow Video, an independent store which boasts a collection of over 80,000 titles and has been called by Premier Magazine as "the coolest video store in the country", and have brought media enlightenment to many a grateful recipient. I am also published as one of the film reviewers in The Scarecrow Video Movie Guide and have been a guest panelist at several fantasy/sci-fi conventions such as Norwescon, Orycon, and most recently CascadiaCon.

My book isn't just a guide that describes the episodes, but also a critique of each episode, pointing out the questions, proposing answers, noting problems in logic and discussing themes, patterns, and interesting details. I include little factoids, Chinese translations, and all of these in just one place versus multiple sites.

But in the end, what it comes down to is that some people prefer to have a book that they can hold and read and refer to. Other people prefer to get on the computer. I'm just offering another option for Firefly fans. Whether they want it or not? Well, I leave that entirely up to them. :) Hope that answers your question! :)