By William Walling
Published: July 29, 2012.
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.