Aggression in alien species–yes or no?

Worldbuilding opinion has it that if you create a situation where aliens come to Earth, they must be ‘aggressive’. I’ve thought about this a long time in terms of population ecology (which is what I was trained to do) and have come to the conclusion that yes, this is correct,…

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Aliens and Alien Societies

Aliens and Alien Societies Stanley Schmidt, edited by Ben Bova People often ask where to start reading up on factors to consider in worldbuilding, and I think this book should be up there with the advice to use sites like Wikipedia. In each chapter, it goes through a different aspects…

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