IN THE MAIL: Finding Serenity : Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon’s Firefly. Looks pretty interesting, with chapters by science fiction writers Mercedes Lackey, Tanya Huff, and others, plus one by cast member Jewel Staite.

I haven’t even finished watching the Firefly DVD set yet — last night, after a long day that included going over the first round of page proofs for the book, I sat down with a glass of wine to watch . . . a videotape of a faculty candidate’s “job talk” from Monday, which I missed because I was otherwise engaged. When I finish watching those, I’ll get to the Wonderfalls episodes, but that may be a while.

UPDATE: Here’s a blog review of the book.