|Behind the Scenes|
|Universe||A Field Guide to Aliens|
|Created by||Johan Olander|
Liverpudlins are a stocky, humanoid alien race. Although they are staturally smaller than humans, their noses, heads, and fingers are much larger. Their noses cover up their upper jaws, and their three fingers are enlarged in comparison. Their clothing resembles that of Earth's train workmen.
Back in 1903 and 1904, a group of grade Liverpudlins scouted the Earth's train stations within Liverpool, England. After leaving the Earth, their visit to the Liverpool railyards deeply influenced these aliens, and their many inventions to follow were based off from what they gathered within Liverpool, giving them their name.
The technology of Liverpudlins has been deeply influenced by the operation of trains. A number of working tools of the Liverpudlin include a condiment dispenser which resembles a grease can, or a sample sensor which resembles a coal shovel. Their operating vehicles also resemble working locomotives, although the interstellar-operated ones have no required wheels or rails. The influence from the trains was so deep that the Liverpudlins even made a network of workable space-rails, connecting to the many habitable planets within the galaxy of Railies (which was the reason behind the galaxy's name in the first place).
- A Field Guide to Aliens: Intergalactic Worrywarts, Bubblonauts, Sliver-Slurpers, and other Extraterrestrials, by Johan Olander (2010)