Maker of Worlds
It is the near future. Earth’s population is 39 billion.
The pressures of overcrowding could set off a world-wide conflagration. Nevertheless, the Colonial Bureau has only let a handful of people emigrate to tiny outposts on Mars.
Alexander Stoneheart, an atmospheric physicist, teams up with a rogue company, Rutherford Engineering, to terraform Mars setting up a battle between entrenched bureaucrats and the company.