Aliens and Alien Societies



by Stanley Schmidt

Writer’s Digest Books, Cincinnati, OH. 1995. Hardcover with no dust jacket. 226 pages. (6¼ X 9¼). Part of a series edited by Ben Bova. This is a guide for writers who want to write about plausible aliens and alien worlds. The author examines all of the problems that a writer might run into in creating acceptable creatures and beings that might live on other worlds. He discusses alien societies, alien languages, and how they might interact with humans. The author includes a list of nonfiction and fiction works as examples of the subject.


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