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Willful Child: The Search for Spark

by (author) Steven Erikson

Publisher
Tor/Forge
Initial publish date
Nov 2018
Category
Humorous
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780765383969
    Publish Date
    Nov 2018
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    $36.5
  • CD-Audio

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    9781522650638
    Publish Date
    Nov 2018
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    9781522650607
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    Nov 2018
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    9781522650614
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    Nov 2018
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    9780765383976
    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
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    9781522650645
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    Nov 2019
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    9781522650621
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Description

TheNew York Timesbestselling author of the acclaimed Malazan Book of the Fallen series, continues his hilarious science fiction series--parodying and paying homage to exploring the final frontier--withWillful Child: The Search for Spark.
These are the adventures 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.
We join the not terribly bright but exceedingly cocksure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley crew on board the StarshipWillful Child for a series of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through the infinite vastness of interstellar space.
Steven Erikson has taken his lifelong passion forStar Trek and transformed it into a smart, inventive, and hugely entertaining spoof on the whole overblown mankind-exploring-space-for-the-good-of-all-species-but-trashing-stuff-with-a-lot-of-high-tech-gadgets-along-the-way adventure. The result is a novel that deftly parodies the genre while also paying fond homage to it.

About the author

Steven Erikson is a New York Times bestselling author renown for writing The Malazan Book of the Fallen, a ten-volume series that has sold millions of copies worldwide and is recognized as number two of the top 10 fantasy books by Fantasy Book Review and one of 30 best fantasy series of all time by Paste Magazine. He is a trained archaeologist and anthropologist who has published over twenty books, most of which explore notions of privilege, power hierarchies, and the rise and fall of civilizations, or take the piss out of the same. Erikson has been nominated for the Locus Award four times and the World Fantasy Award twice. His next novel Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart, is an SF First Contact story, due out in October, 2018. He lives in Victoria, B.C. with his lovely wife Clare.

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Editorial Reviews

Willful Child is a love letter toStar Trek and its fans—a pitch-perfect tour de force.”—Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author ofRed Planet Blues
“Cleverly written and brilliantly funny with a charming, handsome—and self-absorbed—hero at the center of the story.... With an imaginative plot, plenty of action and a lively pace,Willful Child and Erikson do not disappoint.”—RT Book Reviews
Willful Childis a gloriously snarky send-up ofStar Trek, a hilarious chronicle of either a mad genius or a cunning egomaniac and a space opera that covers all the usual galactic bases with wit and charm....”—San Jose Mercury News

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