When the order of Planetary Engineers sent Hall Davenant to Ganymede
for a terraforming survey, they knew that the job on the airless,
frigid Jovian moon would be tough. Changing it to resemble Earth – with
fertile land, water, and good air – was the biggest and most important
planet conversion job ever attempted by the engineers.
But they hadn't counted on the already too Earthlike behavior of the Ganymede colonists, who had never altered the ancient Earth-born habits of intrigue, bigotry, and double-died treachery!
Poul Anderson (1926–2001) was born in Pennsylvania of Scandinavian stock. He started publishing science fiction in 1947 and became one the great figures in the genre, serving as President of the Science Fiction Writers of America, winning many Hugo and Nebula awards, and also winning the Gandalf (Grand Master) Award.