The Firefly and Serenity Database

The Gorramn Shiniest Dictionary and Phrasebook in the 'Verse is a 2016 book that provides definitions for words and phrases used in Firefly, an interview with Chinese translator Jenny Lynn, an episode-by-episode of the Chinese phrases used in the show, and a FAQ with author Monica Valentinelli. The book does not cover any material present in the film or in any of the stories published by Dark Horse Comics.


  • The last page of the book includes the lyrics to the "Ballad of Serenity" (the Firefly theme song). It is incorrectly listed as being written by Sonny Rhodes. Rhodes performed the song, but it was written by Joss Whedon.

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