I read a series of books when I was younger, about 20 years ago. And I can't for the life of me remember one title, or the writer. So I'm asking for your help.
Things I know:
- The writer was Scandinavian. Or a name that looks/sounds Scandinavian
- I read the Dutch translations. So I don't know if English versions exist.
- A man lives and works in a giant dome on a planet that is not Earth.
- I think the planet is Venus.
- The atmosphere is hazardous to some materials. The planet is jungle-like.
- One day during maintenance the man has an accident and is unconscious or something. He would die if he doesn't get back into the dome. He doesn't make it, and the atmosphere eats away his protective gear. He doesn't die; instead his lungs adjust to the atmosphere. He can walk around the planet naked just fine. Basically everything that is not biological corrodes away.
- He discovers indigenous species that look like large cats or panthers. They seem to communicate telepathically. He can either hear them if they "speak" to him, or they understand him telepathically.
- He forms a bond with one of the aliens.
The rest is pretty hazy, but I hope someone read these books as well and can point me into the right direction.
EDIT: some vague details I remember:
- The aliens live in a large cave system.
- There was something about hunting. Since they were a predatory species (like cats) they talk about attacking from down-wind. But because they are telepathic, they could attack larger enemies by coordinating the attacks.