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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
Susana Aikin - Epic Historical Romance During Bolshevik Revolution
FEATURED AUTHOR - Born in Spain of an English father and a Spanish mother, Susana Aikin is a writer and a filmmaker who has lived and worked in New York City since 1982. She was educated in both England and Spain; studied law at the University of Madrid, and later Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. In 1986, she started her own independent film production company, Starfish Productions, producing and directing documentary films that won her multiple awards, including an American Film… Read more