Readler approaches the subject of alien visitors from a unique perspective as Terri and Siderai draw on their knowledge to understand the Inhabitors. This allows for several fascinating discussions on convergent evolution and complex social structures as the basis of intelligence. Sarcasm and wit abound in Terri and Siderai’s conversations, adding entertainment to the intellectual discourse. The twist of fate that affords Terri the knowledge and means to locate the refuelling station is believable while the journey involved in the search convincingly escalates the stakes and introduces new conflict in the form of another, more domineering, alien species. Eaters and Overlords leaves a lasting impression through Readler’s coupling of an original take on first contact with intelligent dialogue and a layered story.
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