on July 27, 2012 :
I love all of Suzanne's stuff, but this is probably my favorite. I love the tone of the conversation between the characters, the very silly concept and the interesting idea that another civilization could miss us entirely on the first try because of bad assumptions. I also like aliens and polar bears, so, bonus.
(Full disclosure, I know Suzanne. That influenced my purchase of this story, the first time, when I bought it in print, but I swear it doesn't affect my review.)
(reviewed long after purchase)