The Gorramn Shiniest Language Guide and Phrasebook in the ‘Verse

Gorramn Dictionary

Insult your enemies in magnificent style and learn brand new declarations of love! This comprehensive Firefly language guide and phrasebook takes in both the history of language in the ‘Verse and modern usage. Explore the cast’s challenges with Mandarin, get the inside scoop from the show’s language consultant, and learn everything from proverbs to put-downs! A must-have for all Browncoats.

Written by Monica Valentinelli, the book features hundreds of definitions to show how Joss Whedon and his team of writers breathed life into the ‘Verse, in depth character speech analyses. Plus, Jenny Lynn, the show’s translator reveals her role on the show in an interview, offers English-to-Chinese translations, and reveals never-before-seen translations, too!

The Gorramn Shiniest Language Guide and Phrasebook in the ‘Verse is now available wherever books are sold.



Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

In addition to her own worlds, she has worked on a number of different properties including Firefly, Vampire: the Masquerade, Shadowrun, Hunter: the Vigil, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, and Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

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