By John Brunner
Every little thing concerning the planet revolving approximately Sigma Draconis appeared to point out that right here used to be a global which may be made right into a moment Earth. It was once fertile and lacked local population and hazardous beasts. Then what used to be troubling the pioneer colony that had landed and manage store there? used to be it relatively attainable simply to create a brand new Earth on any vacant international ready a touchdown? Or was once there much more to planetary ecologies than humanity realized?
First released 1968.
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