Mining Games

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Space mining is big business and corporations compete fiercely to exploit our solar system’s rich minerals. Spacial Alloy, a dominant firm on world markets, ruthlessly leads the pack on all fronts: exploration, exploitation, and production. Unfortunately, in space, incriminating evidence can drift around for a long, long time. More
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Published: Jan. 02, 2013
Words: 17,320
Language: English
ISBN: 9780991739325
About Steve S. Grant

Steve’s love story with fantasy and Sci Fi goes way back to childhood, where his passion for comic books eventually evolved to novels. After being chief editor of a high school newspaper, he graduated from University with a deep knowledge of the used book stores in the Montreal area.

The desire to write came on gradually, sporadically, over the next years. It was done in spare time, on table corners, during breaks, after nights on the town or whenever the mood struck. Stories took shape, ideas were committed to paper and eventually to computers. It was all done in a disorganized way, as an artistic release.

And then life changed. Steve left a secure employment and left Canada, working at countless jobs that he never knew existed. He traveled extensively through Europe, visiting many medieval cities along the way. Contracts eventually led him to Japan, Australia, and even to North Korea, where Americans are perceived as Imperialists Evildoers.

Steve’s writing also changed, becoming more structured and oriented. He wrote two novels, that he peddled half-heartedly to agents and publishing houses. Alas, it was not meant to be, the books were not published and Steve quickly got discouraged. He kept on writing for his personal enjoyment, without serious motives or expectations, but always with the afterthought that his work had never really had a decent shot.

Back in Canada, Steve now raises a family and enjoys a sedentary life. His love for reading and writing is still strong, and the evolution of the electronic book market is making his head spin.

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Review by: James Jenkins on Feb. 09, 2014 : star star star star star
Big business and the little guy, the basic plot has been done before, but this was well executed and enough original content and plot to keep me interested.

Reminiscent of 'The Man Who Sold the Moon, by Robert A. Heinlein (1949/1951)' in a good, not copycat kind of way.

Going to look for other works by the author now.
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Review by: B Bloyed on March 04, 2013 : star star star star star
This is well written, fast-paced, and original. I'm looking forward to reading more by Steve S. Grant. In spite of the futuristic, sci-fi setting, the characters and the morality are timeless.
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Review by: Katy Sozaeva on March 03, 2013 : star star star star star
Please note: I picked this novella up on Smashwords for free. All opinions are my own.

My Thoughts: This is a really interesting and twisty little sci-fi/suspense tale, with lots of ideas popping around. It mostly has to do with dedication vs. greed. I really enjoyed it.

Synopsis: Space mining is big business and corporations compete fiercely to exploit our solar system’s rich minerals. Spacial Alloy, a dominant firm on world markets, ruthlessly leads the pack on all fronts: exploration, exploitation, and production. Unfortunately, in space, incriminating evidence can drift around for a long, long time.
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Review by: Jim Stinson on Feb. 20, 2013 : star star star star
Plucky spacers vs. evil corporation, solid plotting, plausible future -- a time trip back to Galaxy Magazine, ca. 1957. Characters are cardboard, but hey: you were expecting Proust? A good read.
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Review by: Gilles Goulet on Jan. 22, 2013 : star star star star star
Great story, unpredictable end; loved it totally. I will definitely follow Steve Grant from now on.
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Review by: Karen Beecraft on Jan. 21, 2013 : star star star star star
Great story, nice twists that make the storyline unpredictable. Good book even for people who aren't normal treky-space type fans.
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Review by: Chris Jones on Jan. 07, 2013 : (no rating)
Excellent story... Typical of today's and tomorrow's corporate greed! Well written and fast paced storyline ! I want more from Mr Grant !!
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Review by: Jacqui Cruise on Jan. 07, 2013 : star star star star star
Another great story from Steve. The story line is fantastic and the twist at the end is awesome. Keep up the good work and I look foward to your next story. Jacqui.
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Review by: Joey Jones on Jan. 03, 2013 : star star star star star
Great Story. It had me hooked throughout.
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