Did you notice I got my hair cut? Actually, Tina, Lyz, & I all went to get our hair cut right after everything happened with mom. We made it a sister salon day, a healing venture. Mom paid.
My hair dresser was awesome. Come to find out, he's a big gamer (knows my cousin, too), loves Firefly, and often visits conventions. Apparently at one such convention, the Firefly crew was there. Joss was supposed to be, but something happened and he couldn't make it. Nathan Fillion (Mal, for the uninitiated) whipped out his cell phone and says, “Well let's just call him, shall we?”
Since he didn't make the appearance, Joss agreed to answer some questions from the audience. He wouldn't spill on Inara, but here's what's up with Book:
He is a former corrupt cop who agreed to testify against some cohorts and is now in the Witness Protection Program.
That's what I heard. Given his inner bad-ass and the way the Alliance folk snatched/fixed him up, I'm inclined to agree. It makes me happy to think I finally know.
Now let's get a sequel and knock up Zoe!