Willful Child: The Search for Spark by Steven Erikson
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Willful Child: The Search for Spark by Steven Erikson The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Malazan Book of the Fallen series, continues his hilarious science fiction series—parodying and paying homage to exploring the final frontier—with Willful Child: The Search for Spark. These are the adventures 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. We join the not terribly bright but exceedingly cocksure 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. Steven Erikson has taken his lifelong passion for Star Trek and transformed it into a smart, inventive, and hugely entertaining spoof on the whole overblown mankind-exploring-space-for-the-good-of-all-species-but-trashing-stuff-with-a-lot-of-high-tech-gadgets-along-the-way adventure. The result is a novel that deftly parodies the genre while also paying fond homage to it.
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