Firefly Flies Again!

As some of you may know, I was asked by Titan Books if I would be willing to write a Firefly tie-in novel. You know, Firefly. The Joss Whedon show (and movie). The one with the space cowboys and the deliriously delicious dialogue and superbly-drawn characters.

It so happens that I mentioned to my editor Miranda Jewess a couple of years ago that the only licensed property I would be interested in writing for was Firefly. She remembered this, and when Titan got the licence to produce Firefly tie-in fiction, she very kindly (and wisely) called me.

The result is that I now have not one but two Firefly novels ready to go.

The first is Big Damn Hero, and it’s based on a story by the esteemed Nancy Holder, who was herself unable to complete the book for various reasons. It’s a rollicking tale of kidnap and revenge as the sins of Mal Reynolds’s youth catch up with him. It’s out in November.



The second is The Magnificent Nine, in which Jayne Cobb is contacted by an old flame, Temperance McCloud, asking for his assistance against bandits who are attacking her hometown. In it, I indulge in just about every Western-movie trope imaginable. You may be able to gather as much from the title alone. It’s out in March.



I had a blast working on these books. It was so much fun, in fact, it was hardly work at all.

Both are available where all shiny books are sold. And there may be more to come…

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  1. Kenneth Gagnon says:

    My wife has been bugging me for seven years now to read a book . I told her when there is a Firefly Novel … I WILL READ IT ! And I Was Not Disappointed !!!! PLEASE MORE MR LOVEGROVE !!!!!! How about some signed books maybe ?

  2. James says:

    Ha ha! Your wife wins. You win. Everybody wins. I can assure you there are going to be more Firefly novels. My next is out in March (The Magnificent Nine) and then there’s one due from Tim Lebbon in the autumn, I think. And after that… Well, strictly between you and me and anyone else who’s reading this, I may well be writing a couple more. Indeed, I may already have written the first of that couple more.

    As for signed books, I’ve autographed a fair few copies that are now on sale at Forbidden Planet in London, but I don’t know whether it’s convenient for you to get there.

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