From theNew York TimesBestselling 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 StarshipWillful Child for a series of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through ‘the infinite vastness of interstellar space.'
TheNew York Timesbestselling author of the acclaimed Malazan Book of the Fallen sequence has taken his lifelong passion forStar 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.
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.
"Steven Erikson is an extraordinary writer My advice to anyone who might listen to me is: treat yourself."-Stephen R. Donaldson
"This comical tale will not only delight space fans but will more than cement him into many readers TBR lists cracking prose alongside an author who knows how to create a tale that readers will just love to get behind will have you chuckling along as it unfurls." - Falcata Times "A thrilling and hilarious read if you are fan of Steven Erikson; if you are a fan of Star Trek; if you are a fan of science fiction, its tropes, and making fun thereof; if you are a fan of comedy, hilarity and spoof; if you are a fan of any of these, or just like a good read that will keep you up into the wee-hours of the morning, then Willful Child by Steven Erikson is simply a must-read!" - Fantasy Book Review
"Erikson has no peer when it comes to action and imagination." - SF Site
Other titles by Steven Erikson
The God Is Not Willing
Book One of the Witness Trilogy: A Novel of the Malazan World
Fall of Light
The Second Book in the Kharkanas Trilogy
The Fiends of Nightmaria
Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart
The Second Collected Tales of Bauchelain & Korbal Broach
Three Short Novels of the Malazan Empire
Willful Child: The Search for Spark
Willful Child: Wrath of Betty
Forge of Darkness
Book One of the Kharkanas Trilogy (A Novel of the Malazan Empire)