New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder has written numerous Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel tie-in novels, as well as co-authoring the first two Buffy Watcher's Guides. A four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, she is the author of dozens of novels, short stories, and essays on writing and popular culture. James Lovegrove is the New York Times best-selling author of The Age of Odin. He was short-listed for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1998 and for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 2004. He also reviews fiction for the Financial Times. He is the author of Sherlock Holmes: Gods of War, Sherlock Holmes: The Stuff of Nightmares, Sherlock Holmes: The Thinking Engine and Sherlock Holmes: The Labyrinth of Death for Titan Books.
"[I am] 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," commissioning editor Cat Camacho said in a statement. "Firefly is a hugely unique IP and Titan Books is excited to be becoming part of its legacy." - Entertainment Weekly Via Entertainment Weekly, series creator Joss Whedon will be a consulting editor on the new Fireflynovels, and they will all be official stories within the canon of the franchise. The first novel, Firefly: Big Damn Hero, will be written by Nancy Holder. That book will launch the line in October with a story that finds Malcolm Reynolds, the captain of Serenity and its crew, kidnapped by "a bunch of embittered veteran Browncoats." For anyone new to the franchise, Browncoats were the nicknames for the rebels who lost an intergalactic civil war with the Alliance. Mal and his right-hand woman, Zoe Alleyne, were also Browncoats. - Nerdist