The essays cover a variety of topics from use of language, feminism, prostitution, masculinity, dystopia, race and religion. Some essays are interesting while others go off on wild tangents that bear little or no resemblance to what was shown on screen. Also in an extremely irritating fashion the authors make numerous reference to other essays (and or speeches) that seem far more interesting and you have to comb through the very long works cited section to track down where they appeared. The authors also seem to assume that you are knowledgeable about every other essay ever written on 'Firefly'.
This tome has flaws, but it is a good read if you're a 'Firefly' fan.