Willful Child (ISBN: 9780765374905)
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.
Willful Child: Wrath of Betty (ISBN: 9780765383921)
These are the voyages (such as they are) of the Engage-Class Starship Willful Child. Its rambunctious mission: to seek out new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and occasionally obliterate strange and disgusting lifeforms, and to boldly go…well, you get the idea.
Captain Hadrian Sawback is back at it again. Leading his not-so-crack crew on a series of misadventures. Whether or not the universe is thankful for that remains to be seen. What is for certain is that he may have finally met his match in recklessness in the wiley Captain Betty. The question is, can Sawback outsmart a captain as brilliant (or is it just lucky?) as he?