Willful Child

Willful Child

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A whimsical space-opera spoof follows the misadventures of not-terribly-bright but exceedingly cocksure Captain Hadria Sawback and his motley crew aboard the starship Willful Child as they plant the Terran flag on subjugated alien worlds.

McMillan Palgrave

From the New York Times Bestselling author Steven Erikson comes a new science fiction novel of devil-may-care, near calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through the infinite vastness of interstellar space.

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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& Taylor

A whimsical space-opera spoof follows the misadventures of foolish but exceedingly cocksure Captain Hadria Sawback and his motley crew aboard the starship Willful Child as they plant the Terran flag on subjugated alien worlds.

Topical Term: Interplanetary voyages
Space warfare
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765374899
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 348 pages ; 22 cm

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sdfghj
Aug 26, 2019

I read to escape human idiocy. Glorifying it in print, not my thing. This is no Redshirts.

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Bright_Orange
Feb 24, 2015

Deliciously Irreverent!

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peter_leitch
Dec 30, 2014

Bored of the Rings redux; this time a parody of Star Trek.
Well written but, I would rather have been reading another Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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SEBoiko
Aug 02, 2017

We can all get along if we just listen to one another.

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SEBoiko
Aug 02, 2017

But we were about to explore the sins of uncontrolled genetic variability!

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