Then I have the VERY human-looking Ah'Koi Bahnis; the similarity between them and humans is considered a bizarre and rare fluke in their universe. There are a few other bipedal species mentioned in the stories, but none that look remotely human. Let's see, other species in that universe... There's the tripodal Vlay'arr. The Na'Voom Da look like pleisiosaurs/Nessie. One species looks like giant walking starfish (and I came up with them before I ever heard about the "starfish aliens" trope, and before I ever even HEARD of Spongebob Squarepants.) The Vorsht are centauroid insectoids. The Xazians are made up of cell-like structures that actually bear more resemblance to nano-bots than anything organic, and when not taking another form, they look like silver puddles. Shaokennah look a little like the velociraptors of Jurassic Park, and are basically warm-blooded saurians. And the Xiato are serpentine. Oh, and the Droids are a civilization of free, self-determining, sentient machines of various body types. There are even sentient nanites (nano-bots) in that universe; they call themselves the Nannen.
The Mindeodean universe is populated by a fuckton of human species. But that's because all those species are descended from homo sapiens. The most exotic species there, in forms of appearance, are the Joquari, who have hands where their feet should be (they are adapted to zero-gravity situations). The truly most exotic human species there is the Mindeodeans themselves, because though they look perfectly human, they are radically different on the inside. And even I don't know what the Zokek look like under their masks, yet.
And another storyverse is populated almost entirely with various species of machine intelligences (seriously, I know of about 20 different species already). Organic sentients almost always go extinct in that universe once machine intelligences show up, sometimes from outright hostilities, sometimes to leave a legacy because they're already going extinct, and other times simply because the machines out-compete the organics for resources. (At least one species of machines there didn't become sentient until after they'd killed off the native Organics.) One of the main premises of that story is, " when humans make first contact with an alien species of machines, does that mean humans will be the first race of organics to survive their own "rise of the machines"? "
Well, all for now.
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