Looking for some ideas. I am in the process of writing a series of science fiction novels and one of the areas with it I am stuck on is non-hominid aliens.
The rub is I am not looking for three eyed monsters here. Any aliens I put in my science fiction universe need to make sense from an evolutionary point of view. For instance I do have a race of intelligent beings (high tech but no desire to leave their home world) that live on (in?) a gas giant and are an evolutionary adaptation to life on a gas giant.
I’m not asking anyone to model these for me. I’m just figuring that as creative a crowd as we have here I just might get flooded with ideas that I can either use outright (credit will be given) or give me a spring board to work from.
I lack the hubris to believe that upright bipeds looking like us are the only adaptation of life out there…