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UPDATED: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 17:29
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Tuesday, October 10, 2006 3:20 PM

FIREFLYFIREGUY


I am a recent vollunteer to the browncoat revolution. What I'd really like to know is what is Shepard Books secret. Any help would be appreciated.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006 3:33 PM

GORRAMREEVERS


Ahh, my friend. To be a young, recently converted Browncoat again, and to ask such questions :)

I reminisce because we have ALL been there. About every 1.65 months I see that same question posted. And we talk about it, give our opinions, argue a bit, and finally throw up our hands. Ex-Parliament? Ex-Operative? Ex-Politico? We all have our perspective on it, but NO ONE KNOWS. Except Hoss. Er, Joss. And he ain't tellin, at least not now, 'cause he wants to show us in the way it was meant to be shown: on the gorram screen.

Welcome to the 'Verse, friend!

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006 3:33 PM

HUGHFF


Be wary of double posting.

Theories include that he's an ex-operative, a la Jubal Early or he was an admiral or other important Alliance figure at the Battle of Serenity Valley. In both cases a dissatisfaction with his life lead to a sudden change of career.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006 3:51 PM

FWBBROWNCOAT


Welcome to the 'Verse friend. Glad to know we're still growing in numbers.

Have to agree with the other postings on here...Book was most likely Ex-Operative type, somewhere in Parliment. That would explain his medial attention in "Safe," as well as his knowledge of less than scrupulous(sp?) people in our little 'Verse.

"Come a day there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all." - Malcolm Reynolds

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006 4:12 PM

RMMC


Welcome FireFlyFireGuy, to our bit of the 'verse!

Let me offer you a drink in celebration (whiskey if you're of age, root beer if you're not.)

As for Shepherd Book. It's all conjecture at this point, the only thing we know for sure is he sure knows a lot about the military and the government for a religous man.




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Tuesday, October 10, 2006 5:29 PM

DAVESHAYNE


My personal take: Book wasn't an operative per se (I just have difficulty wrapping my head around the concept of the Alliance allowing such a thing as an ex operative) but he was in a position to know that they exist and some of how they operate. Combined with his knowledge of crime and criminals I guess that he was a mid level agent of whatever the Alliance's equivalent of the FBI is before seeing one senseless murder too many and retiring to the abbey.

Or a bit more whimsically he was a detective at the 18th sector. He wrote a blockbuster novel loosely based on his experiences on the force called "Blood on the Command Stripes." He stayed with the force for a while after he found his literary success but then retired to the abbey when he'd seen one senseless murder too many. That's why the monks called him Book - because he'd written one.

David

"Not completely as well as the series of Firefly..." - From a review of Serenity at amazon.de

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