Firefly: Big Damn Hero

Firefly: Big Damn Hero

The first original novel tying into the critically acclaimed and much-missed Firefly series from creator Joss Whedon. The Battle of Serenity Valley was the turning point that led the Independents to their defeat at the hands of the Alliance. Yet the Browncoats had held the valley for weeks against all odds, before being ordered to lay down their arms. Command stated they re The first original novel tying into the critically acclaimed and much-missed Firefly series from creator Joss Whedon....

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Title:Firefly: Big Damn Hero
Author:Nancy Holder
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:Firefly: Big Damn Hero
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:334 pages pages

Firefly: Big Damn Hero Reviews

  • Geonn Cannon
    Nov 30, 2018
    Classic Firefly! I found myself wishing toward the beginning that Inara had more to do, since it seemed like she was being reduced to the resident taxi driver, but there really wasn't much call for her to do anything else (a problem when you have so many characters). I appreciated a de...
  • Silvana
    Dec 29, 2018
    Well, we no longer need to find a Firefly-like novels or series, do we? We have it already! The real deal, in fact, not some sorry copycats. 3.5 stars rounded up. I still have a few issues: some of the plot devices and the dialogue from Wash (should be funnier) but the gorram book ...
  • Kathleen
    Nov 24, 2018
    I'm a Firefly fan and was interested when I heard of these novels (yes, another due out in early 2019). Will say that the vocabulary and timbre of the character is well done. The plot lines don't introduce anything *too* new but for the delving into Mal's pre-war past. Some of the mem...
  • Tammy
    Dec 20, 2018
    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: An outstanding tie-in to the beloved TV series, this book is shiny in every way possible. ?I have a problem...
  • Diane ~Firefly~
    Dec 06, 2018
    I LOVE Firefly, so I was thrilled when I heard there would be novels. I was even more excited when I started and realized it was set before the movie (which I love as well). This had some great things and not so great things. What I enjoyed: * backstory on Mal even if it wasn't any...
  • Maddy Barone
    Nov 25, 2018
    4.5 stars. Well written. The authors obviously are thoroughly acquainted with the world ('Verse) and the characters. I was afraid Mal, Zoe, and the rest would not be themselves, but caricatures. Thankfully, all the characters behave the way they would have in the TV series. The dial...
  • Dave Packard
    Feb 19, 2019
    Back in the ?verse! Got some back story on Mal, and a great new adventure. Probably best read with some idea what Firefly is, but I do, so for me it was 5 stars all the way! ...
  • Ashley
    Nov 25, 2018
    Serenity, oh how I've missed you! ...
  • Rea K
    Feb 10, 2018
    Now the question for me is this: Are these going to be hit and miss like the Torchwood and Doctor Who books (Yeah, I read a couple of the Torchwood books. So sue me. I have a deep adoration for Ianto Jones and Jack Harkness) or national treasures that capture the essence of the origina...
  • Stephen
    Nov 20, 2018
    "Well, look-at-this! Seems we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?" "Big damn heroes, sir." "Ain't we just?" I am a patient miser who almost never buys books new, preferring to wait until used copies hit the market. But when I learned that there was a Firefly...
  • Kal ★ Reader Voracious
    Oct 30, 2018
    It's been almost sixteen years since Firefly was cancelled by FOX, and honestly I'm still not over it. As a person that lives in a reality where Serenity does not exist, I was more than eager to dive back into the black with the crew that started my love for space opera and ragtag crew...
  • David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party
    Jul 02, 2018
    "You can't take the sky from me." ...
  • Christina
    Dec 27, 2018
    As a huge fan of the show, I wanted to love this book. However, the magic of Firefly remains elusive. I caught glimpses here and there, enough to warrant 3 stars, but it is far from recaptured. ...
  • Holly
    Nov 29, 2018
    If you are a firefly fan I highly recommend this book! ...
  • Holly (The Grimdragon)
    Jan 08, 2019
    "Is it a good life or a bad one? The answer doesn't matter.It's the only life we have." Oh, my fractured Browncoat heart. How long have I been saying there should be full-length Firefly books?! SO GORRAMN LONG!! To say this first tie-in Firefly novel was long-awaited by the ...
  • Kirby
    Nov 29, 2018
    The actors in the show were cantankerous but always funny. This book makes the characters seem grumpy and mean. It?s like they all have hangovers all the time. Couldn?t bring myself to finish it even though I loved the show and the movie. It was ruining my fond memories of the char...
  • Hollis
    Dec 04, 2018
    Some of this really did feel like true blue Firefly, fully equipped with Whedon banter and turn of phrase and characterization, but so much of it was.. dull. Slow. And the ending was so predictable it pained me. The only upside is that I think I'll be bingeing the show over the holi...
  • Molly Mortensen
    Feb 09, 2018
    A new Firefly novel? ...
  • Meital
    Oct 25, 2018
    There's no place, I can be, Since I've found Serenity. ...
  • Pippa DaCosta
    Feb 20, 2018
    Seriously, that rating? Who one-stars a new Firefly novel?! ...
  • Mick
    Dec 26, 2018
    ?Curse your sudden, but inevitable betrayal? All Firefly fans will probably remember this quote from the show, and I currently feel just like Wash?s plant-eating dinosaur must have felt, when it was betrayed by a meat-eating dinosaur. Yes! It was a tie-in novel, and I have...
  • Margaret
    Nov 28, 2018
    On the book jacket (AND the title page), it says Big Damn Hero Firefly by James Lovegrove. Original story concept by Nancy Holder. In the acknowledgments section at the back of the book, Lovegrove thanks Holder for "letting me pick up her ball and run with it". The next page About the ...
  • Katie.dorny
    Nov 29, 2018
    This would have been a 4 star read if it wasn?t for that phoned in and so so typical ending. The beginning got off to a slow start, meeting up with Captain Mal again but as the plot developed I was intrigued. Unfortunately, once we meet his past love interest things just follow...
  • Nina
    Jun 19, 2018
    I never ever rate books I haven't read, let alone those that haven't been released, but some purple-belly gave this one star and I will not have that, no sir. That said, holy shit! More Firefly? More of the best dysfunctional space family? Yeeeees!! ...
  • Herman
    Nov 24, 2018
    To answer the first question I had when I found out about this book, it is after the series but before Serenity. I thought the characterization were spot on. There are some slow spots but it?s not so bad when you?re spending time with characters you?ve missed. I am hoping that th...
  • Curtis McIntyre
    Nov 25, 2018
    This might be enjoyable for younger readers, but the YA style was off-putting to me as someone who watched the show when it aired and has since aged into adulthood. Felt like I was back in high-school reading so-so fanfic. ...
  • WyrmbergSabrina
    Jan 07, 2019
    Like reading an episode. If you are a fan, you'll love this. Filled with the usual shenanigans, bad luck and Mal getting punched a lot! There's history, references to our leads past and loads of wonderful character moments. I loved it. ...
  • Magali
    Nov 25, 2018
    It was really good at the beginning. Well it had to, it was a Firefly novel. As a Browncoat, I'm always searching for new Firefly content, and official novel was the big dream (well, a dream, because the big dream is the TRILOGY obviously). Also, I liked the pitch : Mal is kidnapped, t...
  • Emma
    Jan 15, 2019
    Wenn nach all den Jahren pltzlich einen Roman namens "Firefly" erscheint und man auf dem Cover trotz des Zeichenstils sofort Mal und Zoe erkennt, stellt sich sofort die Frage: Fanservice? Ist es das? - Ja. Ist das schlimm? - Nein. Und ja. Ich habe es geliebt, auf die Serenity zu...
  • Tearshiani Glass
    Jan 16, 2019
    I promised to update when I finished. Well I just finished and I wish I wasn't ?. Wow what a gorram great story, but I'm devastated that I reached the end and it feels like the end of the show all over again. *sigh* but if you love Firefly you'll love this story ? ...