By John Brunner
Colonizing a brand new planet calls for even more than simply identifying a newly came upon island of previous Earth. New planets have been varied in millions of the way, various from Earth and from one another. Any of these alterations may possibly suggest demise and catastrophe to a human settlement.
When a boat packed with refugees from a cosmic disaster crash-landed on such an unmapped global, their outlook used to be precarious. Their send used to be misplaced, salvage have been minor, and every thing got here to rely on one shiny younger guy by accident between them.
He was once a trainee planet-builder. it can were his task to foresee the entire difficulties essential to organize a secure domestic for humanity. however the challenge used to be that he was once a trifling student--and he were learning the incorrect planet.
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Special delivery. He opened it. Inside, a slip of paper. It said: POT-HEALER, I NEED YOU. AND I WILL PAY. No signature. No address except his, as destination. My god, he thought, this is something real and big. I know it. He carefully moved his chair around so that he faced the red warning light of the mail tube. And prepared to wait. Until it comes, he said to himself. Unless I physically starve to death first. I will not voluntarily die, now, he thought harshly. I want to stay alive. And wait.
Dialing his phone, he obtained a satellite relay to Japan; he raised Tokyo and gave the digits for the Tokyo translating computer. With the skill of long habit he obtained a direct line to the great, clanking, booming construct; he bypassed its host of attendants. “Oral transmission,” he informed it. The hulking GX9 computer clicked over to oral, rather than visual, reception. “The Corn Is Green,” Joe said. He turned on the recording unit of his phone. At once the computer answered, giving the Japanese equivalent.
I’m depressed. I can’t stand this much longer. Do you know what I mean? ” He waited. A faceless moment poured past in which neither of them spoke. “I’m ringing off,” Joe said, and began to hang up. “Wait,” Gauk said rapidly. ” He hung up, sat emptily staring. On his unfolded sheet of paper he had several more, but—It’s gone, he said to himself, bitterly. The energy, the capacity to fiddle away a lifetime without dignified work, and, in its place, the performance of the trivial, even the voluntarily trivial, as we have constructed here in The Game.
Polymath (Zarathustra Refugee Planets, Book 2) by John Brunner