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From 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 not terribly bright but exceedingly cocksure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley crew aboard the starship 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, and to boldly blow the

The author of the acclaimed Malazan Book of the Fallen series 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 a science fiction 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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