Spinning Diamonds

Rated 4.00/5 based on 3 reviews
When the opportunity to come out of retirement and go on one last space mission presents itself, Vincent Lambert jumps at the chance to go down in history as the first belt miner. Unfortunately, dealing with corporate greed one hundred million kilometers away from Earth was not in the mission outline.
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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 Jan. 21, 2017 :
Large Helicopters won't fly on Mars http://space.stackexchange.com/questions/17176/could-a-helicopter-fly-on-mars

Unfortunately the plot depends on it.

This is a work of Science Fantasy not Science Fiction.
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Review by: Hannes Birnbacher on June 2, 2016 : (no rating)
it's quite entertaining. Well written. Not very original, - the old game of trappers and injuns. Two stars for "worth reading".

Remark: In my system, five stars is reserved for the most important SF of world literature, e.g. "1984" from George Orwell, and four stars for those I consider all-time best, for example Michael Crichton or some novels from Larry Niven.
This leaves three stars for most of really good Indie SF, but as everybody else at Smashworts does rate a SF novel at five stars if he liked it, I was detoriating the average rating of Smashwords authors I like best! So I decided to change my previous reviews, one by one, and repost them without the smashwords rating. Watch out for my rating in the review text instead!
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Review by: Jacqui Cruise on Nov. 12, 2013 :
Wow, what a great plot line! I could not stop reading the novella. It is so well written, so concise and so full of imagery. From start to finish I was enthralled with his characters, their development and the outcome of their actions.

Another great story from Steve Grant. He is my favourite author on Smashwords. I can’t wait for his next posting. Jacqui
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Review by: Katy Sozaeva on Oct. 30, 2013 :
I edited this novella for the author. It is currently available on Smashwords for free here. While not long, it is a very intense story with plenty of action, character development, and plot to keep sci-fi fans interested. Check it out if you like sci-fi.
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