The Case For Aliens Who Are Truly AlienStephenGoldmeier12/25/09 7:00pmFiled to: RantAliensSolarisTorchwoodThe 456Children of earthRamaRendezvous With RamaArthur C. ClarkeDr. WhomidnightOrson Scott CardEnder's GameSpeaker for the dead180EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIn James Cameron's Avatar, we're introduced to an alien race that we immediately take to: the almost-human Na'vi. But sympathizing with slightly-different people is easy. Here are few examples of sci-fi giving us truly "alien" aliens.It's a common pet peeve among sci-fi fans: why do aliens always seem so undeniably human? Shouldn't a strange new consciousness from a far-away world seem more alien? And not just in looks - we've written about human-looking aliens before - but in motivations and behavior as well.