Ok, I can’t help it. Good example of what makes sci-fi writing better; That conversation with Kallo where you ask him about salarians? I don’t remember the exact line but it’s about packing a lot of living into forty-odd years, how everything is ‘accelerated’.
No. This is not from a salarian’s perspective, it’s a human perspective. The author’s voice, not Kallo’s. We reflexively relate to the world from our own experiences. Just a simple change - swap perspectives, normalize the character’s internal voice rather than the human one - would make the lines so much more effective. How slow and forgetful humans seem, how we take forever to process emotions. Or just how slowly the world seems to move outside salarian circles.
Man, it just occurred to me they could have used that protracted argument with Gil to really show how ‘accelerated’ Kallo is compared to humans. Show how quickly he decides how he feels then acts or doesn’t, and how that speed can easily be mistaken for coldness or arrogance by non-salarians. He doesn’t stew.