TITAN BOOKS AND TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX CONSUMER PRODUCTS ANNOUNCE PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIP FOR OFFICIAL, ORIGINAL FIREFLY FICTION TITLES
London, January 2018
Titan Books and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are delighted to announce the publication of an original range of new fiction tying-in to the acclaimed and much missed Firefly television series from creator Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Avengers: Age of Ultron) beginning Autumn 2018. The books stand to be official titles within the Firefly canon, created alongside consulting editor Joss Whedon.
The first three authors announced for this new range of fiction are New York Times bestsellers Nancy Holder (Buffy, Angel), Tim Lebbon (Cabin in the Woods, 30 Days of Night) and James Lovegrove (Age of Odin). Each title will explore a different avenue of the original series universe and history, allowing fans to explore new adventures with fan favourite characters:
Captain Malcolm Reynolds finds himself in a dangerous situation after being kidnapped by a bunch of embittered veteran Browncoats in Nancy Holder’s Firefly: Big Damn Hero (October 2018), while in James Lovegrove’s Firefly: The Magnificent Nine (March 2019) Jayne receives a distress call from his ex Temperance McCloud that leads the Serenity crew to danger on a desert moon. Finally in Tim Lebbon’s Firefly: Generations (October 2019) the discovery of the location of one of the legendary Ark ships that brought humans from Earth-that-was to the ’Verse promises staggering salvage potential, but at what cost? River Tam thinks she might know…
Speaking on the collaboration Commissioning Editor Cat Camacho praised the “innovation” of the original TV series – often described as part Space Opera, part Western – adding that she is “delighted to be bringing new, official stories to fans of a show that has continued to grow in popularity over the years, finding new audiences in an unprecedented way. Firefly is a hugely unique IP and Titan Books is excited to be becoming part of its legacy.”
Each title will publish first in stunning dust jacket hardback for the North American and UK markets, starting with Firefly: Big Damn Hero in October 2018. A trade paperback publishing programme for all three titles will also follow.