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    Book Review: Willful Child

    by Yeah, no. I love Star Trek and I really enjoy well done parodies, but this one isn’t well done, the characters here aren’t parodies, and the story does nothing more than mock. Not enough to make it a worthwhile read. The hero of the story, Captain Hadrian Sawback, is supposed to be a parody of Captain Kirk, but actually presents as a sad attempt at a parody of Zap Brannigan, rebuilding him as a completely narcissistic sociopath without any of Zap’s humanizing qualities. I made it through about sixty pages of juvenile innuendo, toilet humour, and mindless stupidity before saving my remaining brain cells. And somehow the book has…