The Terraformers review: What do we owe the animals in our care?

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Terraforming means creating human values as much as physical places

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The Terraformers

Annalee Newitz (Tor Books on sale 2 February)

IN A deep future tens of thousands of years from now, animals have been brought into the so-called Great Bargain: in saving Earth from the consequences of the Anthropocene, a deal has been struck between all creatures, and humans now include everyone in managing the shared land.

But to participate, you need to be a person, and for that you must pass an intelligence assessment. So while relations between species look …

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