It’s been 15 years since we last saw the Serenity crew on the big screen. If you’re like me, you’ve been enjoying every new Firefly tie-in novel since the first debuted in 2018. Author James Lovegrove is a frequent mention on our borg annual best-of lists, and for the Firefly series he has penned Big Damn Hero (reviewed here), The Magnificent Nine (reviewed here), and The Ghost Machine, reviewed here earlier this year. Fan-favorite author Tim Lebbon (whose work has been frequently reviewed here at borg, and we interviewed Lebbon about his Alien tie-in novel here five years ago) is stepping in for the fourth book in the series, Generations, available now here for pre-order. And now we have a cover reveal below for the fifth Firefly novel. James Lovegrove’s Firefly: Life Signs is now available for pre-order here at Amazon.
Overseen by Firefly creator Joss Whedon, Firefly: Life Signs catches up with Mal Reynolds and the crew of Serenity taking up another transport job for Badger. It’s another no questions asked job, which really means Mal is just asking for trouble. This proves true when River insists he needs to send the cargo out the airlock. Why? She’s pretty sure it’s carrying ghosts.
With supplies running low, the crew desperately needs another pay day, but soon finds each to be paralyzed by hallucinations of their deepest hopes and desires, so vivid they cannot be distinguished from reality. River is the only one unaffected, and desperately tries to awaken her crew mates, all while the fantasies get worse, and the ship begins to spin out of control…
You won’t want to miss this next chapter in the ongoing Firefly universe.
These are the covers for the next two novels, including Firefly: Generations (in case you missed it). All of these great series covers were designed by Natasha MacKenzie.
Look for reviews of both titles in the coming months here at borg. Pre-order both today.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg