When you see a book with the words ‘Dicitionary Book.’ You might think to yourself, this is going to be a boring reference book or just a plain Merriam-Webster Dictionary. But this ain’t know ordinary dictionary, friends! It’s the Firefly: The Gorramn Shiniest Dictionary and Phrasebook in the ‘Verse.
If you’re a true Browncoat and need all the information from the terminology, the slang, the phrases and the Chinese Pinyin in the ‘Firefly universe’, then you will find it in this book and not on Wikipedia. The guide features 3 major points: the first is the ‘Firefly Dictionary’ defining the many English words used on the show; second is the various character profiles from the show; and third is the Mandarin Pinyin. Every episode that used Chinese language is translated and organized for Browncoat fans. The ‘Dictionary’ also showcases lots of behind-the-scenes photographs, drawings, weapons, costumes, CGI art and concept art.
To see how rich and complex the world building of the Firefly universe is, you will definitely need to read this ‘dictionary!’ Define the word ‘Derman Mender.” What does the slang term ‘Ate his own gun’ mean? What is the significance of the Battle of Du-Khang? What does ‘Gu yung zhong de gu yung’ mean? Well, you can find all this out in the book. Fans of ‘Firefly’ will truly like this neat reference book and fits perfectly with the Firefly DVD TV set and Serenity film.
Author: Monica Valentinelli
Publisher: Titan Books