> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 6 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448171088
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Willful Child




A wickedly entertaining spoof SF space adventure by Steven Erikson, life-long 'Star Trek' fan and author of the multi-million copy selling 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen' series.

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 life-forms, to boldly blow the...

And so we join the not-terribly-bright but exceedingly cock-sure Captain Hadrian Sawback - think James T Kirk crossed with ‘American Dad' - 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 bestselling author of the acclaimed Malazan Book of the Fallen sequence has taken a life-long passion for 'Star Trek' and transformed it into a hugely entertaining spoof on the whole mankind-exploring-space-for-the-good-of-all-species-but-trashing-stuff-with-a-lot-of-hi-tech-kit-along-the-way type over-blown science fiction adventure. The result is smart. inventive, occasionally OTT and often very funny - a novel that both deftly parodies the genre and pays fond homage to it.

  • Pub date: 6 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448171088
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the Author

Steven Erikson

Archaeologist and anthropologist Steven Erikson
is the author of the landmark, multi-volume epic fantasy, ‘The Malazan Book of the Fallen’, which has been hailed ‘a masterwork of the imagination’. The first novel in this astonishing ten-book series, Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award. He has also written a number of novellas set in the same world. Forge of Darkness begins the Kharkanas Trilogy – a series which takes readers back to the origins of the Malazan world - and Fall of Light continues this epic tale. A lifelong science fiction reader, he has also written fiction affectionately parodying a long-running SF TV series and, most recently, a novel of first contact, Rejoice! Steven Erikson lives in Victoria, Canada.

Also by Steven Erikson

See all

Praise for Willful Child

“Willful Child is a love letter to 'Star Trek' and its fans - a pitch-perfect tour de force; Erikson walks a very fine line without ever once stumbling.”

ROBERT J SAWYER, Huge Award-winning author of Fast Forward and Red Planet Blues

“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


Related titles