Bugged me for years. Beautiful novel - can you help?

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Bugged me for years. Beautiful novel - can you help?

Postby Paul_the_reader » Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:02 pm

About 1998, I read a lovely novel in which a man helped a planet in ecological trouble by using technology on his ship to carry out genetic engineering of local plants and/or animals. He told them the fix was too short-term and duly returned a 100 or so years later and fixed the resulting problem he had correctly predicted. And again once more later.

I think the helper might have found the ship abandoned and wasn't sure how to use the technology at first. I remember him being described as very lazy - carrying out all his work without leaving the ship.

I think he was human but I'm not sure; I think the planet was alien but I'm not sure - but it wasn't earth.

Any ideas?? Many thanks.

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Postby Tom Donovan » Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:02 am

If memory serves me right, this book should be Tuf Voyaging by George RR Martin.
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