Spindle is a hilarious comedy science fiction novel that follows Peter Turner during his first week as a Trooper in the Space Force. The job is definitely not what he expected it to be. His partner, Martian-born human Trooper Oblun, is a sociopathic thug with no respect for rules or authority, quite the opposite of regulations-spouting Peter. Within days the two troopers have picked up two unofficial new crewmembers: a human called Nono with no memory of his past, and a brilliant alien scientist/engineer who gets stranded aboard the Spindle when a superior officer tries to get him killed.
The foursome encounter a vast planet-eating space beast that has consumed an inhabited world. Peter is horrified by the death of the entire Bolandi race and vows to bring the responsible party to justice.
This report prepared by Karen Hatch