Olympus Mons

A “miracle enzyme” enables carbon dioxide-oxygen conversion within the organism, opening the hostile Martian environment to colonization. After a quake, the aqueduct fails; waterless Burroughs Enclave teeters, may become a "lost colony." Former intel op and alpinist Jesperson and his work-partner Barnes lead a semi-suicidal trek up the volcano's heights in a desperate attempt to effect repairs. More

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Language: American English
ISBN: 9781476227481
About William Walling

Born at an early age of mixed parents, a man and a woman, early childhood was a disaster; my imaginary playmate would have nothing to do with me, though I myself thought the kid was great. Since then it’s been all downhill.

Seriously, a former aerospace engineer with a keen interest in ancient history, classical music and speculative fiction—long jumps in interest, perhaps, but true—I spent decades designing flight systems hardware in Lockeed’s Space System Division, where a career high point was working on a recently declassified, five-year program codenamed AZORIAN that sucessfully retrieved a Soviet naval submarine from the deep Pacific north of Hawaii.

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