The Winds of Altair
by Ben Bova
With Earth struggling with too few resources for too many people, Jeff Holman heard the call to colonize the stars. Jeff signed up hoping for adventure, and hoping he could help save Earth's teeming masses by creating a new world: Altair VI. Jeff is determined to make Altair a haven for the human race before Earth collapses.
But Altair VI isn't making it easy.