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Brian Aldiss
The Dark Light-Years by Brian Aldiss

The Dark Light-Years is a story that shines a light on the criticism of many sci-fi tales and shows that portray all intelligent life as humanoid and endowed with languages easily translated by machines. In this novel the sentient beings encountered, and soon after abused, by man are in fact a race older than man, but have taken a different path in advancement so they are viewed as primitive.