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It's an intiguing premise - creating aliens to fulfill our need for, well, aliens.

Overall, this was a good-not-great space adventure story with a few blind alleys, some loose ends and a bit of inexplicable behavior on the part of the "aliens," especially towards the end.

The flaws, however, are relatively easily overlooked and I'd give the author some extra points for moral ambiguity and raising the question of who is more human -- the humans or the people they created.

Definitely worth reading.
12/15/2009
A fun short-form read. Delightfully dated, it takes interservice rivalry to a new dimension -- or two.
11/03/2009
I expected something much different and got something surprisingly better. I won't say too much, but you'll recognize the underlying theme, nature turns mean, as something you've seen several times since this work was published -- and not done as well. A good read.
11/03/2009
Nowick Gray - Teasing the Dynamics of Choice Among Multiple Realities
FEATURED AUTHOR - Nowick Gray writes in a variety of genres, teasing the dynamics of choice among multiple realities: romantic relationships, plot endings, murder suspects, virtual worlds, alternate timelines, narrative loops, stylistic colorings. Educated at Dartmouth College and the University of Victoria, he taught in Inuit villages in the Arctic before carving out a homestead in the British Columbia mountains. In more recent years Nowick has settled on the West Coast, often spending winter months in tropical… Read more