Book Review of “Willful Child”

“Willful Child” was published in 2014 (November) and was written by Steven Erickson (a pseudonym for Steve Rune Lundin) (http://www.stevenerikson.com). Mr. Lundin has published more than 20 novels.

I obtained a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I would categorize this novel as ‘R’ as there is Mature Language and some Mature Situations. The novel is written in the first person and is set in a far future where space exploration is underway. The primary character is Hadrian Sawbuck who is the new captain of the starship Willful Child.

The novel starts as the ship leaves Earth on her multi year voyage of exploration and conquest. Captain Hadrian and the crew run into many precarious situations. The novel is a satire of Star Trek. It is more like “Galaxy Quest”, but in my opinion is not very funny. Captain Hadrian’s actions are simply just stupid. I give this novel a 3 out of 5.

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