epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

Book Review: Serenity Found

Serenity Found: More Unauthorized Essays on Joss Whedon’s Firefly Universe edited by Jane Espenson

This is an extremely enjoyable collection of essays on various topics raised in the tv show ‘Firefly’ and its big screen spin off ‘Serenity’. This is a follow up to an earlier tome ‘Finding Serenity’ which I haven’t read, but it can’t be as good as ‘Serenity Found’.

The topics of the essays range from how the characters are real and how ‘Firefly’ didn’t show a militarised future like ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Stargate: SG1’, comparisons of River and Buffy, an opinion of the political agenda of the show, a comparison of Mal and Simon, a discussion of the show’ SFX, a defence of the film’s Mr Universe character and essays on the show’s debt to Westerns and the US civil war.

You may not agree with all of the essays conclusions and the constant Buffy chatter does grow tiresome, but this is a very good read.
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