Straightened out My Firefly file. It saddens me to remember what the Fox Executives, who knew they excreted Chanel #5, did to this unique TV series. The space Western was a popular published story arc in the 1950’s. One of the best in this style was Andre Norton (1912-2005) some of these books were written using her nom de plume’s “Andrew North”, and “Allen Weston” later these books were all re-published using her Andre Norton pen name. The first 2 books in the Beast Master series, Beast Master (1959), and Lord of Thunder (1962), The first 4 Time Trader Books. The Time Traders (1958), Galactic Derelict (1959), The Defiant Agents (1962), and Key Out of Time (1963). The books that most closely matches Firefly is the first 3 books of the Solar Queen series. These books were first published using her “Andrew North” moniker. They are story of the freetrader star ship the Solar Queen. Sargasso of Space (1955/1957), Plaque Ship (1956), and Voodoo Planet (1959). As you know Firefly was cancelled even before all of the episodes aired and there is some debate about the proper order of episodes. I decided to go with Wikipedia’s listing. Here is my Memorial. As Carl Sagan said. “This is all there was, and all there will ever be”.