Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts - Lyn Gala An unexpected little gem of a book, with fascinating alien world/culture-building and a lovely non-traditional "romance." These aliens aren't just funny-looking humans... they're a unique species, with totally foreign biology, psyche, and culture.Way too short, though. I could have read three times more story about these characters and their unique circumstances. And most of the complaints I have with this story would have probably been solved by expanding it into a full-sized novel and fleshing out more details.Gotta agree with Jules here though, that cover is an absolute travesty.