In Constellation Games, the aliens have come to Earth, and they speak in English through translation synthesizers using the voices of celebrities:
That's when I recognized the voice. The oldest person in the universe communicates with humanity through the cute squeaky voice of Sarah Vowell. I couldn't unhear it. Every time she spoke, I expected Her to give an update on her quirky project to visit all the national parks.And, of course, there have to be suspicious "Men in Black" type government agents:
Fowler's face was taut; I could almost hear the dramatic music playing in his head. Here at last was the excitement he'd signed up for. He was Earth's last line of defense. Against a four-foot hermaphroditic otter armed with strawberry pie and a piece of paper.Which is an accurate description of what's going on at the moment.