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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Erikson Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2014 ISBN: 9781480583177
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • 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, uge Award-winning author of Fast Forward and Red Planet Blues

  • “When a rogue AI named Tammy commandeers the Willful Child’s computers, Sawback and crew dive headlong into adventures beyond the Known Rim, encountering officially designated “Strange New Worlds” replete with vaguely Greek looking ruins, mysterious portals, Muppet-like aliens, and even a super-chicken soldier in a mechanized battle suit…A parody of parodies.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This parody of TV’s Star Trek…doesn’t take itself at all seriously. Cocksure and ridiculous, Erikson’s Captain Kirk stand-in blusters his way through every crisis with a strange combination of luck and bravado…Star Trek fans will probably find themselves laughing along with the book’s over-the-top moments.”

    Library Journal

  • “MacLeod Andrews proves to be the perfect narrator for this delightful satire of the space-exploration novel. His deep, commanding voice resonates well, particularly when voicing Sawback. He also develops distinct personalities for the whole crew and knows how to sound engaging when recounting the action, adventure, and romance. Beyond making the narrative exciting, Andrews enhances the characters by providing the occasional vocal wink with his comedic timing and tongue-in-cheek tone.”


  • “Erikson has no peer when it comes to action and imagination.”

    SF Site, praise for the author

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About the Author

Steven Erikson is an archaeologist, anthropologist, and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His Malazan Book of the Fallen series, including The Crippled God, Dust of Dreams, Toll the Hounds, and Reaper’s Gale, have received widespread international acclaim and established him as a major voice in the world of fantasy fiction. The first book in the series, Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award. Deadhouse Gates, the second novel in the series, was voted one of the ten best fantasy novels of 2000 by SFsite.com. He lives in Canada.

About the Narrator

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, magazines, and apps, with over 700 million products sold each year. DPW consists of an extensive worldwide books and magazines licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing imprints, including Disney-Hyperion and Disney Press in the US and Disney Libri in Italy. DPW’s digital products include bestselling e-book titles and award-winning original apps. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business, which includes learning centers in China and a worldwide retail-licensing program. Headquartered in Glendale, California, DPW publishes books, magazines, and digital products in 85 countries in 75 languages. For more information visit www.disneypublishing.com.