MHS grad publishes second science fiction book

David Larson has been a big fan of the old science fiction movies from the 1950s and 60s.

His interest in these types of out-of-this-world experiences is furthered with his second book in that realm, “Ghost Saucers in the Sky. It is a follow up to his first book “Shake, Rattle & Rocket.”

It follows the lead character Captain Eddie Atomic and his shipmates, Spunky and Kioko.

“It’s just their adventures in outer space,” Larson said.

Larson, a 1977 Marshalltown High School graduate, moved to Waterloo from Marshalltown in 1992. His mother, current Marshalltown resident Jean Russell Larson, has published several books herself.

“I owe her a tremendous debt for inspiration and ability,” he said.

Through the years, Larson has been very active in writing CD reviews and band profiles in rock magazines and is also a political writer.

Larson is already working on the next book in the science fiction series.

“I just have fun with these characters and I don’t see an end in sight for their adventures,” Larson said.

The book is $10 and available through his blog at