A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Gini Koch during a #scifichat Twitter conversation.
It seems I’m not the only one who writes about aliens getting it on with humans – unfortunately, her visions of aliens are all handsome hunks of human looking beings, whereas I, as you all have come to know, much rather prefer to focus on the beautiful sensuality of the alien forms first designed by HR Giger. Indeed, as discussion grew during the lead-up to the release of her latest novel, “Alien Tango” (DAW, 2010), she described these kind, wonderful creatures as “fugly”!
Over time, I’ve tried so hard to get Gini to come around to understanding the beauty of tails, tentacles, fangs, and claws, but alas, she’s stuck to her guns.
So, as a christmas present to her, and to further an ongoing campaign to mainstream those misunderstood and maligned poor souls that have sprung from the mind of HR Giger and Dan O’Bannon, I present this giftart for Gini Koch – remember, aliens have feelings too!