A Gift From Earth Author:Larry Niven No Place for Bleeding Hearts — The world named Mount Lookithat was never meant for humans-it was shrouded in lethal mists. Live only existed on one plateau, unreachable except from space. But the disastrous decision to colonize the planet could not be reversed. So the settlers reurvived somehow- under a ruthless dictatorship. — Mount Lookitthat... more » was rebellion-proof.
Then fate dealt the colonists a wild card named Matthew Keller, who had a talent that neither he nor anybody else knew about.
At last the colonists had a glimmer of hope!« less