Written Works of D.K. Spencer
Imagination Run Wild
D.K. Spencer ... has written a fast-paced, entertaining, and intriguing story ... thrilling and highly creative ... humor, unexpected events ... kaleidoscoping ... well-designed ... not to be missed. Very well done and highly recommended!
-Bruce Miller of TeamGolfWell.com
First Edition 2021
Available in Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook
Songs of the Etonic
By D. K. Spencer
A starship that runs on molten uranium?
A boisterous crew?
A Jacobs Ladder?
What else will Cal find on this twenty-seven month deep-space adventure?
Songs of the Etonic, by D.K. Spencer, is a thrilling, contemporary rendering of a nostalgic voyage, humorously depicting the early 1950’s and ‘60’s optimism of interstellar space exploration.
Fresh out of the Academy, Cal must learn to fit-in on an antiquated, intergalactic space freighter with a much older, multi-racial crew. With the rocket’s destination and mission kept secret, Cal works closely with his crewmates to keep operations safe and running smoothly.
When sabotage is discovered that could end in a catastrophic explosion, the Chief Engineer risks his life to save the ship, and Cal jumps-in to help. Can they stop a core meltdown to save the starship and crew?
How will Cal preform under pressure, being the “new kid” on “this old bucket of andirons?”
And what are the Songs of the Etonic?
Pick up this weirdly fun, high-octane Space Adventure to find out!
Five Stars! A Delightful, Nuanced Sci-Fi Novella
Verified Purchase Reviewed February 19, 2022
Posing as a straight-ahead sci-fi tale, Songs of the Etonic has a swashbuckling sense of fun with a gritty underbelly. In the 60s, there was a promise of flying cars and a bright, shiny future...in a way, this story hits closer to home, with an engineering team that is more akin to coal stokers on a steamship. There are parallels to current politics, culture, and changing gender roles, and even questions about crew member's motivations.
The author packs a lot of goodness into 47 pages, and the book will appeal to young readers as well as adults who are looking for a fun, multi-layered diversion. Highly recommended.