Willful Child (Hardcover)
Tor Books, 9780765374899, 352pp.
Publication Date: November 4, 2014
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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Praise For Willful Child…
Praise for Steven Erikson
“Erikson ranks near the top of the epic fantasy pantheon.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Erikson has no peer when it comes to action and imagination.”—SF Site
“A multilayered tale of magic and war, loyalty and betrayal. Complexly drawn characters occupy a richly detailed world in this panoramic saga.”—Library Journal
“The kind of epic narrative that will have you scrambling for more.”
—Stephen R. Donaldson
“Erikson [has a] particular combination of lush description, sharp dialogue, and fantastical, grand imagination.” —Publishers Weekly
“Wonderful and intimately evoked... A writer of real imaginative force and breadth.”
—The Times Literary Supplement on This River Awakens
“Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs, a weaver of ancient epics.”
“Erikson has no peer when it comes to action and imagination, and joins the ranks of Tolkien and Donaldson in his mythic vision and perhaps then goes one better.” —SF Site