Frederick Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
Background Information:

Wikipedia Bio - Frederick Pohl

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Wikipedia Bio - C.M. Kornbluth

Reader's Thoughts:

Venus, Inc. - A set of two stories that also revolve around the terraforming of Venus. While there is a lack of conspicuous nanotech, AIs, and transhuman elements, this book does have a couple elements that are worthy of note. Foremost is applied memetics gone terribly bad: "Cambellian ordinance", an ethically questionable form of advertising/weapon that addicts it's recipient to a product nearly instantly.

The other, though really minor, element that comes to mind from the story is "Chicken Little", a gigantic block of chicken muscle tissue that workers walk inside and carve off pieces of. Admittedly a crude method of food harvesting, but something that a few OA clades might find appealing.

Peter Kisner