For the second week of four free stories in July, Ian Tregillis’ “The Owl and The Reptiloid” examines a vision of first contact and what comes after. It's a dark tale of suicide and madness, and a bleak one, but we found that we couldn't look away. ~ Fran Wilde and Julian Yap, July 17, 2022.
I loved this story, particularly the fullness and believability of the world-building and the compassion and authenticity with which the characters were written. Thank you. This is one of my favorites so far.