Put ten Angel or Firefly fans in a room, and you’ll wind up with eleven opinions, fourteen heated debates about the nature of redemption and somebody cosplaying Captain Reynolds as a blue-gloved Reaver. That’s because Whedonverse fans are gloriously weird, uniquely different and sometimes entirely outlandish. And so is this book.
Celebrating two decades of Angel as well as Firefly, OUTSIDE IN GAINS A SOUL is a collection of 127 reviews, one for every story of each show, plus a few extras. Well, we say “reviews”, but we mean that loosely: within these pages, you’ll find surveys, crosswords, fertility pamphlets, karaoke songs, games, plays, insurance reports, wildlife documentaries, comic strips, obituaries and a Choose Your Own Adventure. Not to mention insightful and thoughtful articles, examining the worlds of Los Angeles and the ‘Verse from just about every aspect imaginable… and then some!
Provocative, engrossing, hilarious and utterly gonzo. These aren’t your father’s reviews.
Featuring contributions from Susanne Lambdin, Jill Sherwin, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Robert Greenberger, Meghan Fitzmartin, Rich Handley, Bev Vincent, Sam Watts, and over a hundred more!
As with all previous OUTSIDE IN volumes, 5% of the full retail price of all sales of this book will be donated to Avert, a UK-based HIV/AIDS charity.
While I had nothing to say about Angel, I did write about Firefly’s “Jaynestown”,