Willful Child

Willful Child

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From the New York Times 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 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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Product details

  • Hardback | 348 pages
  • 142 x 210 x 34mm | 439.99g
  • New York
  • English
  • 0765374897
  • 9780765374899
  • 660,454

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Praise for Steven Erikson "Erikson ranks near the top of the epic fantasy pantheon."--"Publishers Weekly, " starred review "Erikson has no peer when it comes to action and imagination."--SF Site "A multilayered tale of magic and war, loyalty and betrayal. Complexly drawn characters occupy a richly detailed world in this panoramic saga."--"Library Journal ""The kind of epic narrative that will have you scrambling for more."--Stephen R. Donaldson "Erikson [has a] particular combination of lush description, sharp dialogue, and fantastical, grand imagination." --"Publishers Weekly""Wonderful and intimately evoked... A writer of real imaginative force and breadth."--"The Times Literary Supplement" on "This River Awakens ""Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs, a weaver of ancient epics."--Salon.com "Erikson has no peer when it comes to action and imagination, and joins the ranks of Tolkien and Donaldson in his mythic vision and perhaps then goes one better." --"SF Site"
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Praise for author Steven Erikson:

"Erikson ranks near the top of the epic fantasy pantheon."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Erikson has no peer when it comes to action and imagination."--SF Site

"A multilayered tale of magic and war, loyalty and betrayal. Complexly drawn characters occupy a richly detailed world in this panoramic saga."--Library Journal

"The kind of epic narrative that will have you scrambling for more."--Stephen R. Donaldson
"Erikson [has a] particular combination of lush description, sharp dialogue, and fantastical, grand imagination." --Publishers Weekly

"Wonderful and intimately evoked... A writer of real imaginative force and breadth."--The Times Literary Supplement on This River Awakens

"Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs, a weaver of ancient epics."--Salon.com

"Erikson has no peer when it comes to action and imagination, and joins the ranks of Tolkien and Donaldson in his mythic vision and perhaps then goes one better." --SF Site
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About Steven Erikson

Steven Erikson is an archaeologist and 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 met with 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. The second novel, Deadhouse Gates, was voted one of the ten best fantasy novels of 2000 by SF Site. He lives in Canada.
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1,646 ratings
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5 21% (342)
4 34% (552)
3 30% (486)
2 11% (173)
1 6% (93)
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