not having a human or human-like bodily form
‘This future civilization might be unfriendly and,’ he paused thoughtfully, ‘even non-humanoid.’
Then there were other races, blue-skinned Vegans, furry Proximans, completely non-humanoid Sirians and Antarians.
The presence of Dr. Ftaeml on Earth had tipped Greenberg that something was up with a non-humanoid people…non-human in mentality, creatures so different psychologically that communication was difficult.
There was also the appeal of what it would be like to have his kid be the very first one to crack a nonhumanoid language.
Why can’t we have more non-humanoid aliens?
It involves a fast, powerful ship, a single surgical strike with full end-operator tactical-choice freedom and – in case any further action is required – a micro-force of just two: a highly augmented special forces field-colonel and a non-humanoid combat arbite [sic].
Basil Wells, "Scrambled World"
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