I just wanted to mention that this is one of my oldest ‘in progress’ ideas I’ve got. There’s some obvious influences from some of Tabico’s work (notably Adaptation), but the primary inspiration is from a story in an old issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction & Fantasy – from the mid-90’s, when I was in high school.

So it’s taken over a decade and a half for it to get this far, and I haven’t actually worked on it in a while. Hmm.

Darkmind Sat, 11/23/2013 - 13:08
Section 1

Galactic Time Index, 4 836 891-31 Battiato Logbook, entry 42.

Dominant predator located; tenative name ‘reunveod’. Four-legged, of moderate size. (Estimate 80 Kilos, average.) Feather-fur indicate of being of the maluote family. Appears to be a hunter, from cursory examination. Will need to scan and analyze a specimen.

Darkmind Sat, 11/23/2013 - 13:07