November 23rd, 2004

serenity

a slight delay.....

It was just announced this morning that Serenity has been bumped from a 22 April release date to a 30 September release date. There will be a concomitant delay in my novelization.

On the one hand, this probably makes sense. My theory -- based on no kind of inside information whatsoever, but merely my own observations and discussions with others (well, okay, with my editors and with terri_osborne) -- is that Universal saw what happened to Van Helsing last year. They released it early to come out before a big-ass sequel, and it disappointed -- but the DVD release in the fall was record-setting. They may have felt it would be better to use the summer for hype (instead of the winter, when nobody's paying attention, as they did with VH), and not let Serenity also get swallowed by a big-ass sequel (some George Lucas film or other...).

On the other hand, they had to make this announcement one frickin' day after I busted my ass for two-and-a-half weeks to finish the damn book?????????????????????

*breathes* Sorry. Lost control there.

Ahem.

Oh, the Firefly/Serenity essay collection that I mentioned here, and that I'll have an essay in, will be called Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds, and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly, edited by Glenn Yeffeth and Jane Espenson. Glenn is one of BenBella's editors, and Jane, of course, worked on the show (as well as Buffy and Angel). At the moment, it's scheduled for April release, originally to tie in with the movie; I don't know if they'll move it to accommodate the new date.

ETA: I got confirmation from Editor Glenn that the book will still be released in April.
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another line

I actually already posted this in the comments area of this thread, but in case y'all missed it, here's another line from Serenity, following the brief summary of how Jayne came to be on board (as seen in "Out of Gas"):

"Having Jayne on board had worked out well for Mal, and not just because Jayne declining the offer would likely have left Mal and Zoë with a bad case of dead."
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