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November 10 2013

Out next month - "Joss Whedon, A Creative Portrait: From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Marvel's The Avengers". This is by David Lavery and is highly anticapated by Whedon scholars. Also in the pipeline is Reading Joss Whedon by Rhonda Wilcox.

I assume that David Lavery tried to write Wonder Boy: The Imagination of Joss Whedon in 2005 (whedonesque.com/comments/6994) and 2006 (10475), then got delayed because Joss had to go and make Dr. Horrible and then Dollhouse. Then just as Lavery was probably finishing, Joss (and Drew) finally got a release of Cabin in the Woods, and then came The Avengers. Probably frustrating and exciting at the same time.

On the the author's website there are various PDFs, including the book's index and a glossary of character/place names and terms from Whedon creations, including "The Attic" (Dollhouse), "Yellow Crayon" (BtVS), and:


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I understand that Much Ado About Nothing came too recently to be included in the book, but I'm disappointed that "Shakespeare" doesn't appear in the Index, for the Bard's influence on, among other things, Mal's "I'm asking more of you than I have before" speech in Serenity, which Joss called Mal's "St Crispin's Day Speech" (Henry V's "we band of brothers").

But overall, the book should be good (and Rhonda Wilcox's as well).

[ edited by Ying on 2013-11-10 17:22 ]
Oh, I see that Amazon doesn't have the Table of Contents for Lavery's book yet, but that PDF is on the author's site, too: TOC

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