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John Austin

Sheriff John Austin

Sheriff John Austin

About Us


John Hugo Austin

  • Occupation: Sheriff, Fort Brazos, Texas (Elected)
  • Marriage Status: Single, Widower
  • Family: 8-year-old daughter Matilda
  • Education: MBA, Wharton School of Business; BS Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M
  • Patents: 3


  • Built and sold oil field technology business
  • Returned to hometown, married high school sweetheart (died a year ago)
  • Donated new elementary school, dedicated it to deceased wife (Carolyn)
    Father was previous Sheriff

Physical Characteristics

  • Height: 6’ 2”
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Weight: 195lbs
  • Age: 45
  • Species: Human
  • Build: Former oilfield roughneck with high upper body strength
  • Clothing: Expensive but not fancy. Rugged. Tailored shirts. Rolex Watch. Lucchese boots
  • General appearance: Rugged, expensive western
  • Self made man
  • Has horses stabled


Review: “A worthy addition to the Space Opera genre! Highly recommended!”

– Ron Miller, Hugo Award winning Author & Artist

The people in Fort Brazos, Texas, and the nearby Joint Reserve Base awaken inside a terrifying hollow world.  Alien creatures have begun to attack. Where are they? Who has done this and why? Are they to be lab rats? Slaves? Or is there some other, terrible purpose… or a greater destiny?