FIREFLY DICTIONARY AND PHRASEBOOK
released 15 April 160 pages | Hardback
Author Monica Valentinelli
Publisher Titan Books
Full title: The Gorram Shiniest Dictionary And Phrasebook In The ’ Verse.
Yes, nearly 14 years later after it was axed, Joss Whedon’s short- lived SF series is still inspiring companion books!
Browncoats will love a comprehensive guide to all the Mandarin phrases used throughout the series ( many of them outrageous insults).
There’s an interesting interview with the show’s Chinese translator too, ( who also voiced Serenity’s computer).
That stuff only amounts to 19 pages, though. The rest is a glossary featuring ’ Verse idioms like “Earth- that- was”, plus the names of characters, vessels and places.
Many other terms covered – like “airlock”, “gunplay” or, er, “beans” – don’t really require definition, frankly.