Patricia Stewart's "The Terraforming Equation" (flash fiction, business, free): There are opportunities even in a failure!
A bit heartless, but very interesting story.
Story summary.The world "Chacopa" is being terraformed by Nu-Worlds, Inc. Now the project is about to be canceled because it has resulted in creation of some creatures that are reproducing exponentially. "They’ll fill the entire troposphere in under a year."
This makes the world unfit for humans, so company cannot make money selling homesteads; it's an investment that will have to be written off. But the smart accountant sees opportunity in failure...
Fact sheet.First published: 365tomorrows, 8 September 2008.
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