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To Bring in the Steel (1978) [Short Story]
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Meddrick Kell is head of an asteroid colony whose existence is solely to mine an asteroid and hurl the resulting slag back to Earth. Kell is an emotionally suppressed man with an amazing knack for solving the frequent fatal emergencies that arise in the dangerous profession. To the company he works for, he is a rare asset, a "billion-dollar man" to be coddled and pampered.

Therefore, when the colony democratically decides he is unfit to be a father to his now parentless seven year old daughter back on earth, he decides that he will get his way and make the colonists around him pay for their insult, all while getting the job done. The only way Kell can get his daughter is if he can find a governess willing to live with him on the asteroid to take care of the little girl.

He'll show them. He'll hire the most unique woman he can obtain... twenty-five year old Lisa Maria Santori, a gorgeous homewrecker with huge brown-blue eyes, flawless brown skin, and hips to simply die for. Kell has no interest in the woman, but the colony will be in chaos around him as she destroys stable marriages left and right. For Lisa Maria is a whore, and the company will honor his request. He's a billion-dollar asset after all.

Original title: To Bring in the Steel
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionPlanets & SocietiesWithin The Solar System

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart

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