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Joss Whedon

By Candace Havens


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Publication Date: May 2003

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Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy is a biography of Joss Whedon, the wunderkind creator of television shows “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel” and “Firefly.”

From Booklist: Writers, actors, and fans often call Joss Whedon a genius. It’s easy to see why. Whedon, who got his start writing for Roseanne, dreamed of writing movie screenplays. He got his shot when he sold his script for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” but the movie fell far short of his hopes for it. After a few years of working as a script doctor, Whedon got the chance to do “Buffy” again, this time as a TV show.

Few expected it to succeed, but Whedon’s humor and intelligence shone through in the scripts, and viewers quickly became attached to the engaging, witty characters. Buffy kept getting better: each season of the show featured a complex story arc possessed of a real sense of danger and further developed the characters. The last few years have brought the Buffy spin-off “Angel,” the lamentably cancelled “Firefly” (a space western), and the comic book Fray. Engaging and filled with fun quotes, this is a must-read for Whedon’s many fans. Kristine Huntley, Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved.


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About the Author

Candace  Havens

Holt Medallion and double RITA finalist Candace Havens is the author of Charmed & Dangerous, Charmed & Ready, Charmed & Deadly and the upcoming Like a Charm (Berkley, 2008). A syndicated entertainment columnist, Havens is the managing editor for FYI Television, Inc. She is also the author of the BenBella biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to the anthologies Five Seasons of Angel and Alias Assumed: Sex, Lies and SD-6.

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Publication Details

Format: E-book (epub)

Format: Paperback

Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 in.

Weight: 1 lbs.

Publication Date: May 2003

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