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BOOK NEWS: FIREFLY ANTHOLOGY AND NEW SUZANNE COLLINS NOVELS

by Dawn, March 30, 2010

Source: io9

FIREFLY’S ORIGINAL WRITERS RETURN TO THE ‘VERSE WITH NEW CLASSIC TALES

It’s not as good as a new season of Firefly on television, but it’s still cause for celebration — a new anthology will feature original tales from TV series writers Jane Espenson, Jose Molina, Brett Matthews and Ben Edlund.

We mentioned the anthology a while back, but new details have emerged.

According to Whedonesque, here are the original Firefly tales by the show’s writers:

Fun With Dick And Jayne by Ben Edlund
What Holds Us Down by Jane Espenson
Crystal by Brett Matthews
Take The Sky by Jose Molina

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Source: thegalaxyexpress

THE HUNGER GAME AND CATCHING FIRE BY SUZANNE COLLINS: SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE?


Science Fiction Romance is usually described as a niche genre, but every now and then a book surges up the New York Times bestseller lists that comes very close to being SFR. I’ve previously discussed THE HOST by Stephenie Meyers, and now I’m wondering if Collins’ planned trilogy fits into the subgenre, too.

The first book is mostly SF. There is a romantic sub-plot, but for the most part it’s all about the plot and the characters. The romance? Not so much. The second book, CATCHING FIRE, however, really ratchets up the romance stakes. It’s still SF, but the romance is taking up a lot more of the plot. The ending of the second installment promises that the romance will be front and center of the third and final book.

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This is great news for Firefly fans. What are your thoughts?

Are you a Suzanne Collins Fan? Will you be reading these novels?

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