Author: Joss Whedon
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
ISBN: 9781781161685
Size: 36.51 MB
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Collects three "Firefly" companions that present exclusive material from the popular television series, including interviews from the cast and crew, storyboards, production photographs, and discussions of the "Firefly" fandom.

The Whedonverse Catalog

Author: Don Macnaughtan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476631603
Size: 48.63 MB
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Director, producer and screenwriter Joss Whedon is a creative force in film, television, comic books and a host of other media. This book provides an authoritative survey of all of Whedon’s work, ranging from his earliest scriptwriting on Roseanne, through his many movie and TV undertakings—Toy Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly/Serenity, Dr. Horrible, The Cabin in the Woods, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.—to his forays into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The book covers both the original texts of the Whedonverse and the many secondary works focusing on Whedon’s projects, including about 2000 books, essays, articles, documentaries and dissertations.

Joss Whedon S Big Damn Movie

Author: Frederick Blichert
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476671990
Size: 20.77 MB
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When Joss Whedon's television show Firefly (2002-2003) was cancelled, devoted fans cried foul and demanded more--which led to the 2005 feature film Serenity. Both the series and the film were celebrated for their melding of science fiction and western iconography, dystopian settings, underdog storylines, and clever fast-paced dialogue. Firefly has garnered a great deal of scholarly attention--less so, Serenity. This collection of new essays, the first focusing exclusively on the film, examines its depictions of race, ableism, social engineering and systems of power, and its status as a crime film, among other topics.


Author: Joss Whedon
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781848565067
Size: 53.52 MB
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Presents exclusive material from the popular television series, including interviews from the cast and crew, storyboards, production photographs, discussions of the "Firefly" fandom, and four short stories continuing their adventures.

Firefly Lane

Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429927840
Size: 33.76 MB
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From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . . In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the "coolest girl in the world" moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all---beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer's end they've become TullyandKate. Inseparable. So begins Kristin Hannah's magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives. From the beginning, Tully is desperate to prove her worth to the world. Abandoned by her mother at an early age, she longs to be loved unconditionally. In the glittering, big-hair era of the eighties, she looks to men to fill the void in her soul. But in the buttoned-down nineties, it is television news that captivates her. She will follow her own blind ambition to New York and around the globe, finding fame and success . . . and loneliness. Kate knows early on that her life will be nothing special. Throughout college, she pretends to be driven by a need for success, but all she really wants is to fall in love and have children and live an ordinary life. In her own quiet way, Kate is as driven as Tully. What she doesn't know is how being a wife and mother will change her . . . how she'll lose sight of who she once was, and what she once wanted. And how much she'll envy her famous best friend. . . . For thirty years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship---jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart . . . and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test. Firefly Lane is for anyone who ever drank Boone's Farm apple wine while listening to Abba or Fleetwood Mac. More than a coming-of-age novel, it's the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It's about promises and secrets and betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows you---and knows what has the power to hurt you . . . and heal you. Firefly Lane is a story you'll never forget . . . one you'll want to pass on to your best friend.

Firefly Revisited

Author: Michael Goodrum
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442247444
Size: 13.34 MB
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A short lived series created by Joss Whedon, Firefly nonetheless developed such a loyal following that Whedon was compelled to write and direct a big screen sequel in 2005. The show continues to generate a life of its own in books and comic books. This collection of twelve essays focuses on a number of themes including colonialism, race, gender, and politics.

Firefly Nights

Author: Cynthia Thomason
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 146038167X
Size: 23.57 MB
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The road she's meant to be on Hoping for a fresh start, Kitty Galloway packs up her son and a few bare necessities and hits the road. Only now they're stranded in the Blue Ridge Mountains and at the mercy of small-town justice. But it's the temporary gig she gets caring for an injured pilot that makes her start believing in second chances. After completing his tour of duty, Campbell Oakes came home a hero to his North Carolina town. Until a freak accident forces the decorated soldier to accept the help of the down-on-her-luck single mother. Quirky and far too appealing, Kitty—along with her sassy kid—is making Campbell trust in the future again. Except it turns out that Kitty isn't the woman he thought she was…

The Firefly Quiz Book

Author: Wayne Wheelwright
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1782347313
Size: 65.55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Firefly is the brainchild of the hugely talented Joss Whedon. A space western drama that lasted on 14 episodes but in that time gathered a hardcore and vociferous following that like to call themselves Browncoats. This quiz book contains well over 100 questions from subjects like the original crew of the Firefly-class ship Serenity, the interpersonal relationships of the crew members, the deadly Reavers, the antics of the hero they call Jayne and many more. Prepare to test your knowledge on this short lived but much loved series. You can't stop the signal.

Firefly Bad Company 1

Author: Greg Pak
Publisher: Boom! Studios
ISBN: 1641446021
Size: 37.20 MB
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In this 40 page celebration, take a look into the never-before-seen history of one of the most beloved Firefly characters in the ’Verse—SAFFRON! Journey through the early days of Saffron’s life, from before her fateful meeting/marriage to Mal. This is an origin story no Firefly fan is sure to forget!

On The Way To The New Style Education

Author: Zhu Yongxin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071843728
Size: 73.48 MB
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“New Education is a path, where people can explore and walk ahead....It is also an adventure.” —Zhu Yongxin A pioneering leader of New Education in China, Professor Zhu Yongxin has watched the seeds of his educational dream take root and flourish all across the nation. In this invaluable collection of essays, he offers his personal, year-by-year reflections on the remarkable success of New Education, starting with its introduction in 2002 through its rapid growth across provinces, to its ongoing vision for China’s future. The book includes: * An inspiring chronology of New Education’s achievements, from 2002 to the present * Specific actions that educators can do to provide new tools for our teachers, new innovations for our schools, and new opportunities for our students * A celebration of the New Education journey—and the scholars, educators, and leaders who are making it happen In the year 2000, Professor Zhu Yongxin published his landmark book, My Vision on Education—and a new vision of education was born. In 2002, a school in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China quietly introduced New Education into their classrooms and curriculum. By 2014, New Education had taken root in more than two-thousand schools in twenty-nine provinces, becoming China’s largest nongovernmental educational experiment. In this brilliantly observed collection of essays, Yongxin takes readers on a fascinating journey through time, mapping out the rapid growth and incredible success of New Education in China—year by year, teacher by teacher, student by student. Essays include: * Someone Has to Polish the Stars (2002-2003) * Make a Pot of Stone Soup (2004-2005) * Write the Legends of Life (2006-2007) * Believe in Time, Believe in Seeds (2008-2009 * Take Actions and You Will Have Gains; Insist and There Will Be Miracles (2010-2011) * The Celebration Is On The Road (2012-2013) Dedicated to the visionary teachers and leaders who have worked diligently and passionately to improve our schools and provide new opportunities for students, these insightful first-hand accounts provide an invaluable timeline of academic achievements that will inspire educators for years to come. These are the stories of New Education in action—and these are the innovative thinkers and doers who are building an exciting new future for China. “Our colleagues have shown their best self on the road to New Education,” Yongxin writes. “I know it’s an endless journey, but we are always heading for a brighter tomorrow.” Zhu Yongxin is a member of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, vice chairman of the China Association for Promoting Democracy (CAPD), and vice president of Chinese Society of Education (CSE). He also serves as a professor and PhD supervisor at Soochow University. A sponsor of the New Education Experiment in China, Professor Zhu has won several awards for his influential work, including “60 great contributors in China’s Education of 60 years” (2009), “30th Anniversary of Reform and Opening Up: Person of the Year in China’s Education Area” (2008), “Top 10 News Figures in China’s Reform” (2007), and “Top 10 Elites in China’s Education” (2006). Professor Zhu has published more than 400 articles on education both at home and abroad, and published over 30 books as well.