This is a selection from the Journal of Jarn, a R’il’nian starship designer who (in my science fiction) was stranded on Earth when his ship failed some 125,000 years ago, during the interglacial which preceded the one we are in. The two novels I’ve written, Homecoming and Tourist Trap, are much more recent — supposedly about the time George Washington was born. But this is the beginning of the universe they describe.
Never again will I try to teleport an unconscious sentient who does not know and trust me!
Oh, it worked. She is in my shelter. But it also produced a night and a day of the most violent nightmares it has ever been my misfortune to experience! And experience them I did – she has no idea of how to shield her emotional broadcasts, and she does broadcast. Loudly.
At the moment, I am a good half hour’s walk from the shelter. Distance does help, a little. Patches is very puzzled, though willing to accept that the child is to be guarded, not regarded as food.