hestia Author:c.j.cherryh After a hundred pioneer years the colony on Hestia seem to be nearing it's end. — It's holdings on that green and fertile planet were still limited to a single river in one valley. Everywhere else hostile fauna hedged them in. — A dam could break the deadlock,and they needed an engineer to construct it for them. — Sam Merrit was the man who came in... more » answer to their S.O.S.- and he wanted out as soon as he landed.But once down on Hestia,it was live or die with the colony.
So Sam stayed-to discover certain anomalies that the hardscrabble colonists had thrust from their minds.« less