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Old 03-31-2011, 12:23 PM   #1
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Books for lovers of Firefly, the TV and comic series

I'm looking for books that embody the spirit of the Firefly TV series: fun, lots of action, set in space, with some humor, and not too much science.

Any recommendations?

*** UPDATE: I'm just getting into chapter 5 of John Scalzi's 'Old Man's War'. So far, I like it very much. It's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks queentess!

*** 2nd UPDATE: I finished reading Steven Brust's My Own Kind of Freedom, which was, as many have said, just OK. The characterization was authentic, but it had a paper-thin plot.

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Old 03-31-2011, 01:18 PM   #2
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Maybe Old Man's War by John Scalzi? I found it fun, definitely action, set in space, I thought it was hilarious in parts, and I didn't notice any in-depth science (which means it was well done). And I love Firefly, ergo I am qualified to make a recommendation
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Have you read this one?

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20307

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Here is Steven Brust's Firefly novel My Own Kind of Freedom released under a Creative Commons license.

This book takes place between the end of the series and the movie.
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:33 PM   #4
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Ooooooooo!
I'm leery of fanfic, but it sounds like this is high quality, as per reviews on goodreads. The first review there claims it started as a tie-in novel and the deal fell through. I'll definitely check this one out.
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:37 PM   #5
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I'm looking for books that embody the spirit of the Firefly TV series: fun, lots of action, set in space, with some humor, and not too much science.

Any recommendations?
Frankly I think this applies to the Star Trek novels... although I will admit a good many of them are just "ok".. there are some that are very good... the contain all the things you request.

You might also want to look at Steve Jordon's Kestral Voyages series... I think they also fit in what you are asking for. I just see that he has a third one out, I'm gonna have to pick that one up.. I've only read the first two.

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I believe Brust wrote it with Whedon's blessing (and possibly, his encouragement)
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Ooooooooo!
I'm leery of fanfic, but it sounds like this is high quality, as per reviews on goodreads. The first review there claims it started as a tie-in novel and the deal fell through. I'll definitely check this one out.
I haven't read it yet, so can't comment on the quality (or lack thereof)
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Ooooooooo!
I'm leery of fanfic, but it sounds like this is high quality, as per reviews on goodreads. The first review there claims it started as a tie-in novel and the deal fell through. I'll definitely check this one out.
I've read it, but I don't rate it much above "ok".

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Thanks for the replies so far!

I did download 'My Own Kind of Freedom' but I haven't read it yet. I'll take a look at the other recommendations. I have always wanted to read the Star Trek novels but there are so many of them and I've always been intimidated at trying to find out which ones are any good.
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Thanks for the replies so far!

I did download 'My Own Kind of Freedom' but I haven't read it yet. I'll take a look at the other recommendations. I have always wanted to read the Star Trek novels but there are so many of them and I've always been intimidated at trying to find out which ones are any good.
Some of my favorites are by authors like:

Diane Duane
AC Crispin
Diane Carey
Vonda McIntrye
DC Fontana
Christie Golden

Yesterday's Son and Time for Yesterday by AC Crispin are always highly acclaimed and reviewed. If you want somewhere to start, try those.

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Thanks to JSWolf for uploading it to the library.
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