Aliens and Alien Societies by Stanley Schmidt

This is a book I’ve had for a long time. Aliens and Alien Societies, a writer’s guide, by Stanley Schmidt (Writer’s Digest Books, 1995), edited by Ben Bova. This book is great.

aliens and alien societies writers guide stanley schmidt

This book’s got everything. Science, language, lifestyle. It’s over 20 years old now, but it still holds up remarkably well. What a wonderful resource! It really helps you think about making them alien, and not just Star Trek rubber forehead alien.

This is a book that I’ve had on my shelf for many years, and it will continue to stay on my shelf for years to come. A timeless classic!