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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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, runn ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published January 20th 2012 by Hutt Publishing
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Robert Frost
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 includes armadas, robots, and genetic engineering. The main characters are Nick, a young man running from a father he can’t understand and Max, an older man running from the tragic death of his only child. Max just so happens to captain a space ship, carrying cargo across the stars; a space ship that provides Nick a way off- ...more
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 th
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Excellent Sci-Fi adventure, with well balanced characters and an interesting storyline. The future in this book is realistic, and the politics interesting. The character Max was done very well, from his gruffness and evasive personality to his genuine compassion. Nick was done right with the illusions of youth and feelings that everything would go right if he did the right thing. It was interesting to see how his small world was opened up thr
First off, i want to say thank you to Jason Hutt and Goodreads First Reads giveaways for giving me this book!

My English teacher in middle school told me that in order to make a good science fiction novel- you have to know science. It made a lot of sense at the time but I just sort off brushed it off thinking anyone can do it if they have the imagination. It was not until I read Dust I saw how much different knowing science can make!Jason Hutt has worked in the field in NASA's Johnson Space Cente
Clyde Key
Overall, I enjoyed this book very much. I consider it to be straight sci-fi, with no fantasy elements, even though some of it pushes the envelope. I was a bit put off with the 3d person unlimited omniscience aspect but the plot was well conceived and it was well written.
Jason Kerr
Surprisingly good sci-fi. Good characters & plot. I'll look for more of this author's work.
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