Because my genre of choice is Science Fiction, at some point or another, aliens are going to come into play. Because I have only ever been a human, and thus have no other real frame of reference, I sometimes wonder how real my creations are insomuch as representing a race of beings from elsewhere. I would have to assume that creatures that develop somewhere else would be vastly different. Just look at the diversity of life we have on this one planet! I’m not talking about shape, size, colour, or number of appendages. I can work out a logical reason for having an alien appear as it does. James White’s Sector General novels are a great place for inspiration! What I’m talking about is getting into my alien’s head. How and why does this creature behave as it does? I would love opinions outside of my own head, please!