Ah, not sure if I read that one, especially since it's more recent. Will have to go check it out. (Also need to see if alan dean foster has recent books, I like both their sci fi books a lot..)
Ooh, this is a really cool design, I like that it's not very humanoid as I doubt they would be. I've read some of the Xeelee Sequence, but not all the books. I wonder though - a human can pilot one of the Xeelee crafts, so how each of these shapes would fit into the cockpit? I can't remember if they describe the insides much..
I'd be okay with this (and Darkrai is one of my faves - would be nice if it were easier to get a shiny).