Blowing the Dust off Mars (2012) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Two astronauts are sent out to recover samples from a stranded exploration rig on Mars. One of those samples - a new metal element - could have a huge impact on power generation back on Earth.


But it soon becomes apparent that someone doesn't want them to take it back.


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Blowing the Dust off Mars (2012)

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Overview

Two astronauts are sent out to recover samples from a stranded exploration rig on Mars. One of those samples - a new metal element - could have a huge impact on power generation back on Earth.


But it soon becomes apparent that someone doesn't want them to take it back.


(Revised Edition)

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011343902
  • Publisher: Nicholas Sheffield
  • Publication date: 6/22/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 550,305
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nicholas Sheffield grew up in Hamilton, New Zealand. He obtained a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato, and has a long history of work in the Information Systems sector. He and his wife Simone have six children.


Double Dragon published his first work, Overlanders, in 2004. The novel revolves around a group of friends whose utopian existence is put at risk when they’re thrust into the archaic and dangerous cities of the overlands.


Sheffield’s writings are generally set in, or around, the Earth, and employ a plausible use of technology. Therefore many of the popular science fiction themes, such as time travel and alternative dimensions, never appear in his works.


The concepts that form the spine of each story are often as important as the main narrative. They’re not always held up to the spotlight, but tend to be woven quietly into the background.


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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    Good, fast read. Wish it was longer.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2011

    Nice paced story

    Its good to find some sci fi that isn't stupidly overdone. This story was quite well stitched together, though you almost need to read it a second time to appreciate it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2011

    Good Read

    Yes, enjoyed this.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

    Good short story, but ended too soon

    This short story provided some suspense with a twist at the end. However, the end left open some options that would have been good to follow through on. I enjoyed what there was, but it left me wanting more of the story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    Great read

    Another nice, moody adventure from this author. Great stuff, and I liked the price !!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    Nicely done!

    Wish it were longer, it was a great short story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2011

    Recommend!!

    Liked the pace! Yeah, it could have been longer. Maybe it's just so good you don't want it to stop!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Good story

    Great read. I really wish the author went into the fall out on earth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2011

    Excellent read!!

    Would have liked it to be a bit longer, but well put together for a short story!!

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    Good sci fi short

    A good one night read. Not too overblown; not dragged out too much.

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  • Posted September 24, 2011

    Liked it

    Interesting concepts, good story

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    Another great story from this author

    I can't see why the other reviews say its too short. As a short story its a decent length.

    The mood of the story was just perfect, and I loved the way the quotes all the way through came into play at the end.

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  • Posted July 3, 2011

    TERRIBLE!!!

    Only about 100 pages and is VERY stupid, glad it was free, don't bother unless you have 5 minutes you need to waste. Only gave one star cause I couldn't give none or a half of one.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 5, 2012

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