Willful Child (Willful Child, #1)
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Willful Child

by Steven Erikson
Release date: October 28, 2014
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fictionspace opera
Tags: humor

From the New York Times bestselling author of Malazan Book of the Fallen comes a new SF novel

These are the voyages of the starship A.S.F. Willful Child. Its ongoing mission: to seek out strange new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if necessary obliterate new life-forms, to boldly blow the...

And so we join the not-terribly-bright but exceedingly cock-sure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley crew on board the Starship Willful Child for a series of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through ‘the infinite vastness of interstellar space.’

The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Malazan Book of the Fallen sequence has taken his lifelong passion for Star Trek and transformed it into a smart, inventive, and hugely entertaining spoof on the whole mankind-exploring-space-for-the-good-of-all-species-but-trashing-stuff-with-a-lot-of-high-tech-gadgets-along-the-way, overblown adventure. The result is an SF novel that deftly parodies the genre while also paying fond homage to it.

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What on earth did I just read? There were killer kitten tornadoes and mecha-chickens and an AI named Tammy... I can't even Ok, it was seriously funny, and gave me a unique insight into Erikson's mind.
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