So, who wants some xenobiology in a charming, unique format that will make you cheer almost as much as the story itself? It’s totally is you.  Even if it’s not, my I recommend “The Evaluators:  To Trade You Must Adapt” by N.K. Jemisin? I’m going to regardless because it was such a trip to me to read something so like the sci-fi I grew up with, but in a format which wouldn’t have been possible back in *cough*.  Definitely check it out!