Book IV of After Such Knowledge. The four-man team of scientists investigating Lithia are about to make their report.  Two are in favour of exploiting the planet’s enormous mineral wealth – if necessary, enslaving its gentle industrious inhabitants in the process.  One recommends non-interference.  The fourth is Father Ruiz-Sanchez, biologist and Jesuit priest.  For him, Lithia is a Paradise among the stars – a Paradise created by the Devil.  Cover art by Chris Foss.