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Dust [Kindle Edition]

Jason Hutt
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Nick Papagous has learned his father’s secrets and they have driven him to hate the man he once admired. Nick sets off for Nexus Station, a gateway to humanity’s frontier. Stripped of all of his money, he’s forced into the employ of Max Cabot, an old freighter pilot with a tragic past of his own. To pay off his debts, Max has been running the same route for ten years, running back and forth from Nexus to Dust, the final colony the Republic established.

Dust is remote and isolated from the rest of society, a place abandoned by the Republic due to the high costs associated with operating the colony. Sand storms regularly sweep the planet’s vast plains, making Dust a place few want to go. For Nick, it’s a perfect place to lay low and find his way. However, Nick soon discovers that Dust has its own secrets that will challenge everything he believes.


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About the Author

Jason Hutt has been married for the past 10 years, and is the father of three fast-growing little girls. He currently lives in Houston, Texas, where for the past 12 years, he has worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Originally from Philadelphia, he moved to Texas after obtaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has been writing for most of his life and loves creating the strange new worlds of his imagination.

Product Details

  • File Size: 374 KB
  • Print Length: 297 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615593364
  • Publisher: Hutt Publishing (February 5, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00761HLQM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #390,390 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for hard sci-fi fans March 19, 2012
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An outstanding freshman long-form effort by an accomplished short story writer. Hutt has clearly put a tremendous amount of care into crafting a world that is at once realistic and visionary. Dust feels much like the introduction to a larger universe.

Hutt has an established background working at NASA on the International Space Station, and this expertise is evident. It's refreshing to read a book set in a very distant future that doesn't fall back on what are effectively "magic" tropes. While the world is clearly science-fiction, the reader is left believing that such a world could, indeed even might someday, exist. By setting the story in a world based on realism, Hutt forces the reader to accept that the responses of the characters are also more realistic.

The work feels deeply personal as well. Strong themes of a man's relationship to his father, and a father's relationship to a daughter, pervade the two main characters. The conflicts that ensue are not artificial - they could be conflicts anyone with a family might face. The resolutions of the conflicts are fairly ambiguous as well, just as often happens with "real" family conflicts.

I look forward to reading more stories set in the universe of Dust. It is my belief, and my hope, that Hutt is just beginning to reveal his brave new world.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dust by Jason Hutt - an excellent read February 25, 2012
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I just finished reading this novel and loved it. Interesting characters and a plot that kept moving and got me interested very quickly. I like the character development and how it unfolded throughout the book. I also liked how the story was about the characters and the sic-fi was the setting, not the focus of the book. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for an interesting story.Dust
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Story...excellent book May 25, 2012
By M Slott
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I get so many free books from amazon that I usually only finish 2 of 5 or 6 that I start. I rarely read sci fi because I find it tedious but this book read really easily for me. I liked the characters a lot and in found the ending really appropriate to what we are facing in our own futures. I thought the book hit 5 stars on all levels. To write more would be spoiling. I highly recommend this book, I don't even know the author.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Marginal April 3, 2012
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This had the potential of being a much more interesting story. But the author spent too much time on the details of
running a spaceship and tedium and not enough in what could have been the really interesting parts of the story. About 2/3 of the novel is spent in details that aren't very interesting. When the story finally gets to the interesting part it just focuses on carnage.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nick Learns about life June 11, 2014
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Great story good characters great action. The author has done a great job with enter actions between the characters. Also some of the characters are very likeable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome- a REAL page turner with engrossing characters! December 31, 2013
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Better than expected by far! A must read! I love Sci-fi movies but not so much books- this changed my mind!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read July 22, 2013
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A little slow start turns into adventure. Characters developed as the mysteries unfolded. Enjoyed the journey. Very sad the twists and turns, the triple hidden main character.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Story!! June 23, 2013
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A believable fun story! Was hard to put down! Had lots of fun turns and twists! Worth your time if you like sci fi adventure that is actually possible...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great sy-fi
I found the book very well done, I read it in just a few days, wanted more. I am not an big book reader but loved this one, lost my tablet and find I enjoy reading much more now.
Published 3 months ago by Richard F. Browder
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing
I don't read much science fiction. This book caught my attention and I gave it a try. How corrupting money and power can be! Read more
Published 21 months ago by Wspeedy
4.0 out of 5 stars A good solid and engaging science fiction story
Well written with engaging characters. J. Hurt has done a very credible effort with the hard science as well as the routine and tedium of space travel. Read more
Published on May 15, 2012 by SGL
1.0 out of 5 stars a kindle purchase
I was sort of desperate for something to read before a plane trip. Nothing in the book store worth looking at, so I tried this. After twenty pages, I decided to take a nap.
Published on April 29, 2012 by John Roberts
1.0 out of 5 stars I feel like I deserve a medal.....
because I finished it. This book was bad. It gets one star because it was free. Tired "lone idealist verses sinister faceless corporate greed" dystopian plot felt like it was being... Read more
Published on April 24, 2012 by Fogedda Boutit
3.0 out of 5 stars Dust
This book is just so-so. It was easy to lose interest although I did finish it. Probably would not recommend it.
Published on April 23, 2012 by biggem
4.0 out of 5 stars Sci-fi in the spirit of early Heinlein
Dust is an impressive first long-form story from author Jason Hutt. It is an examination of the theme of parents and children, set in front of a backdrop of space opera that... Read more
Published on April 2, 2012 by Robert Frost
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Jason T. Hutt has been happily married for the past 10 years and is the father of three fast-growing little girls. He currently lives in Houston, Texas, where for the past 12 years, he has worked at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Jason is currently the Chief of the Training Execution Branch in the Spaceflight Training Management Office. Originally from Philadelphia, he moved to Texas after obtaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has been writing for most of his life and loves creating the strange new worlds of his imagination.

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