Alien Species

This is an unnamed, non-spacefaring civilization of humanoids which inhabit an unnamed jungle planet.


Members of this species have a generally humanoid body plan, but don't actually look like Humans. Instead, they somewhat resemble man-sized matchstick figures, all black and thin, with pumpkin-shaped heads and bright eyes.

Culture and society[]

They're peaceful creatures which live in small villages. They don't wear clothes and their habitations are huts. Their technology is stuck in the stone age. There is a mysterious force operating on their homeworld which prevents the prolonged use of metal-based equipment, even though there are plenty of metals available.


  • "You'll Never Go Home Again", by Clifford D. Simak (1951)