Willful Child

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 797 ratings

Willful Child Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling 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.

©2014 Steven Erikson (P)2014 Brilliance Publishing 2014, published in the UK by Random House Audiobooks
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  • Book 1

    • Willful Child

    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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'

    Regular price: $20.75

    • Willful Child

    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 577
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 537
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 538

    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".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If Zap Brannigan were as intelligent as Picard.

    • By Ohtochooseaname on 11-13-14

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 2

    • Willful Child: Wrath of Betty

    • Willful Child, Book 2
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    The continuing adventures of the starship A.S.F. Willful Child. Its 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."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A rollicking good time..

    • By James on 11-04-16

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 3

    • Willful Child

    • The Search for Spark (Willful Child, Book 3)
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator is a genius

    • By Szymon on 12-02-18

    Regular price: $24.99