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Written by: Tim Lebbon
Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
Series: Firefly #4
Genres: Generation Ship | Space Opera | Colonization
Published: 10th of November, 2020
Length: 7 Hours 18 Minutes


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The fourth original novel from the much-loved space Western Firefly, produced with Joss Whedon as consulting editor, set between the TV series and the movie Serenity.

A mysterious star map

On an Outer Rim moon, Captain Malcolm Reynolds ends a card game the lucky winner of an old map covered in mysterious symbols. The former owner insists it’s worthless; back on Serenity, River Tam is able to interpret it.

An ancient legend

River claims the map points the way to one of the Arks: legendary generation ships that brought humans from Earth-That-Was to the ’Verse. The salvage potential alone is staggering.

A drifting relic

As the crew approach the aged floating ship, they find it isn’t quite as dead as it first seemed. The closer they get, the more agitated River becomes. She claims something is waiting on board, something powerful, and very angry....



A Great Addition to the Firefly Universe

Review by: Morgan HobbesWhile looking through what books were on Audible Plus, to my surprise, books 4 and 5 in the Firefly series popped up. Always happy to get more Firefly stories, so nabbed them both. In this one, Generations, written by Tim Lebbon, the established Firefly universe is expanded a little more as we learn about how the humans of the Earth that was packed up and moved out.

This story focuses heavily on the core team of Mal, Zoe, Wash, Jane, River, and Kaylee as they follow a mysterious map outside of the mapped and known 'verse to a potential treasure. What it turns out to be is one of the original generation ships mankind used to abandon Earth so many centuries ago.

It fills in not only a lot of that information but loads of information around what was going on with the people responsible for River. Focus shifts to tight first-person throughout; especially interesting is when we're inside the minds of a couple of "hands of blue". If you're familiar with the show, then you know who I mean.

This was an exciting story that paid homage to the established universe. Narration by James Anderson Foster is excellent, getting the mannerisms close to the actual characters I'm familiar with without being straight-out impersonations.

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Overall, these books are a great addition to the Firefly universe and an enjoyable way to add to the show to keep it going after being cut too soon (yes, I'm one of those people!).


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Reviewed: 2021-09-05

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