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Discovered OA a few days ago, amazed and happy!
That is a very interesting world!

The inhabitants are vaguely humanoid, but are derived from hexapods. That sounds something like the evolution of human analogs in Olaf Stapleton's Starmaker. I think the humanoids on Pandora (in Avatar) are supposed to be derived from hexapods too, although they don't show any particular evidence of this.

In OA we do prefer to avoid humanoid aliens as a matter of policy, not because they are unlikely or impossible, but just as a way of exploring other options. That doesn't matter too much, because we've got innumerable planets full of humanoid clades derived from Terragens, plus a few aliens that have been deliberately reshaped into humanoid form as a way of 'blending in' with Terragen society.

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RE: Discovered OA a few days ago, amazed and happy! - by stevebowers - 08-11-2017, 09:43 AM

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