Blowing the Dust off Mars (2012)

Blowing the Dust off Mars (2012)

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by Nicholas Sheffield
     
 

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)

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011343902
Publisher:
Nicholas Sheffield
Publication date:
06/22/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 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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Blowing the Dust off Mars 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
kathy nickle More than 1 year ago
Good, fast read. Wish it was longer.
LucyLyndon More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, enjoyed this.
aeft More than 1 year ago
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.
Luce987 More than 1 year ago
Another nice, moody adventure from this author. Great stuff, and I liked the price !!
Jasetheace More than 1 year ago
Wish it were longer, it was a great short story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the pace! Yeah, it could have been longer. Maybe it's just so good you don't want it to stop!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. I really wish the author went into the fall out on earth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would have liked it to be a bit longer, but well put together for a short story!!
SallyfromOz More than 1 year ago
A good one night read. Not too overblown; not dragged out too much.
Pauline101 More than 1 year ago
Interesting concepts, good story
Doctorknockers More than 1 year ago
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.
Butterflywishes2 More than 1 year ago
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.