Art: C+. Some nice Dodsonesque faces, and perfectly serviceable, but eh.
Story: D. This wasn't really anything that couldn't have been told with a human girl. It was the exact same kind of a vendetta that a human girl could get into for her sister (didn't the Sin City movie have a story like this?), and that kind of weakens the entire concept of "Alien Spotlight" -- what's the point, if they're going to behave exactly the same as humans? What's more, this is just the story of *one* particular Orion Slave Girl -- we get no idea whatsoever what their culture is like, if everybody of their race is a prostitute, what do the males of their race look like, and so on and so on, which is the kind of stuff I'd expect out of an Orion Spotlight. A lot of space wasted on Pike that could've (and perhaps, to fulfill the title of the book, *should've*) been used to flesh out the Orion culture. The strong point here was the pacing, I think the pacing was really good. But as an Orion book, it fails.