Quote of the Day

SPACE . . . It's fucking big.

- STEVEN ERIKSON, Willful Child (Canada, USA, Europe)

Just started reading this one and it's been a lot of fun so far!

Here's the blurb:

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.

3 commentaires:

machinery said...

once burned twice shy, i guess this is the new bridgeburners in space, going on useless adventures where no one knows why, and in the end all turns out to be overrated, been there, done that' not coming back to malazan in space.

Anonymous said...

... did you even read the blurb?

machinery said...

i did, and it convinced me i was right. the malazan fiasco taught me not to trust this author.