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17th Apr '17 3:55:41 PM intastiel
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* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'' is set in one region of a bizarre, mutable [[TheMultiverse multiverse]] where ''everything'' that can perceive or be perceived can exist in any number of forms simultaneously, and "reality" is a subjective measure of which elements of the Perception Range you're paying attention to at the time. Humans, to those beings capable of noticing them at all, are seen as pitiably odd for having their capacity to exist constrained to a single, ephemeral, matter-bound form.

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* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'' is set in one region of a bizarre, mutable [[TheMultiverse multiverse]] where ''everything'' that can perceive or be perceived can exist in any number of self-aware forms simultaneously, and "reality" is a subjective measure of which elements of the Perception Range you're paying attention to at the time. Humans, to those beings capable of noticing them at all, are seen as pitiably odd for having their capacity to exist constrained to a single, ephemeral, matter-bound form.
6th Apr '17 11:10:40 AM justanid
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A good rule of thumb for figuring out if something is in this genre or not: if you can replace the non-humans with (maybe superpowered) humans without too much trouble, it's probably not {{Xenofiction}}: {{Beast Fable}}s and works about {{Funny Animal}}s are, in general, not examples. If it's taking place under the nose of humans, we [[MouseWorld may or may not]] have a {{Masquerade}}, and [[HumansThroughAlienEyes humans]] will probably either be [[HumansAreBastards bastards]] or [[HumansAreCthulhu eldritch abominations]]. If humans are taking place under the nose of it, you may have HumansAreInteresting. Contrast MostWritersAreHuman. Xenofiction usually explores BizarreAlienPsychology. Do not confuse with {{Xenafication}}, or [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} the]] [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Xeno]] [[VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}} series]].

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A good rule of thumb for figuring out if something is in this genre or not: if you can replace the non-humans with (maybe superpowered) humans without too much trouble, it's probably not {{Xenofiction}}: {{Beast Fable}}s and works about {{Funny Animal}}s are, in general, not examples. Likewise in many a MouseWorld, size is often the only major difference between humans and non-humans; though there is Xenofiction featuring non-humans with great differences in size.

If it's taking place under the nose of humans, we [[MouseWorld there may or may not]] not have a {{Masquerade}}, and [[HumansThroughAlienEyes humans]] will probably either be [[HumansAreBastards bastards]] or [[HumansAreCthulhu eldritch abominations]]. If humans are taking place under the nose of it, you may have HumansAreInteresting. Contrast MostWritersAreHuman. Xenofiction usually explores BizarreAlienPsychology. Do not confuse BizarreAlienPsychology.

Contrast MostWritersAreHuman.

Not to be confused
with {{Xenafication}}, or [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} the]] [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Xeno]] [[VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}} series]].
games]].
5th Apr '17 12:08:17 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
** The series has some xenofictional aspects. Whenever the Animorphs morph into a new animal, they have to learn to gain control over its instincts. Also several of the books are told from the perspective of either an alien or [[ShapeshifterModeLock a nothlit]], someone who is stuck in an animal morph and thus has to either learn to deal with that animal's instincts or give in to them.
** Then there are the books told from the perspective of Aximili "Ax" Esgarrouth Isthil, the team's TokenNonhuman, who is a stranded Andalite trying to adapt to Earth culture. More chillingly, there's the stand-alone novel ''[[{{Prequel}} Visser]]'', narrated by the Yeerk general Visser One, which describes the discovery of Earth from the perspective of the alien leader who will eventually spearhead its [[AlienInvasion conquest]].
** And there's the other stand-alone novel called ''[[{{Prequel}}The Ellimist Chronicles]]'' where it never even gives you a clear description of the bizarre creature telling the story.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
** The series has some xenofictional aspects. Whenever the Animorphs morph into a new animal, they have to learn to gain control over its instincts. Also several of the
''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': Several books are told from alien points of view. Some are just from the perspective of either an alien or [[ShapeshifterModeLock a nothlit]], someone who is stuck in an animal morph and thus has to either learn to deal with that animal's instincts or give in to them.
** Then there are the books told from the perspective of Aximili "Ax" Esgarrouth Isthil,
Ax, the team's TokenNonhuman, who is a stranded Andalite TokenNonHuman, and often involve him trying to adapt to Earth culture. More chillingly, there's understand humanity; we also have the stand-alone novel ''[[{{Prequel}} Visser]]'', narrated by ''Chronicles,'' prequel books focused on other alien characters. ''The Hork-Bajir Chronciles'' and the Yeerk general quite trippy ''[[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Ellimist]] Chronicles'' are especially notable, having no humans outside of the FramingDevice. Meanwhile ''The Andalite Chronicles'' tells [[IAmDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin Elfangor]]'s backstory, beginning when he rescued a pair of humans from AlienAbduction by TheGreys, while ''Visser'' is a VillainEpisode about [[PredecessorVillain Visser One, One]]'s [[HumanityIsInfectious initial encounters with humanity]].
** Morphing has xenofictional elements built in; while in morph, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody, so you have to fight to control the animal's instincts,
which describes can be incredibly difficult (especially for hive insects, which trigger LossOfIdentity pretty quickly). We also have books focusing on Tobias, who got {{Shapeshifter Mode Lock}}ed as a hawk [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler in the discovery of Earth from the perspective of the alien leader who will eventually spearhead its [[AlienInvasion conquest]].
** And there's the other stand-alone novel called ''[[{{Prequel}}The Ellimist Chronicles]]'' where it never even gives you a clear description of the bizarre creature telling the story.
first book]].
31st Mar '17 3:43:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''OrionsArm'' can be this at times, given that even the average Joe is a [[NoTranshumanismAllowed transhuman]], godlike {{AI}}s are commonplace, you have sapient animals, robots and plants, every manner of combination thereof, characters who have experienced TheSingularity several times, sentient clouds of {{nanomachines}}, StarfishAliens with truly [[BizarreAlienBiology bizarre biologies]] and sometimes [[BlueAndOrangeMorality incomprehensible psychologies]], and even lifeforms based on magnetic monopoles or nuclear reactions.

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* ''OrionsArm'' ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' can be this at times, given that even the average Joe is a [[NoTranshumanismAllowed transhuman]], godlike {{AI}}s are commonplace, you have sapient animals, robots and plants, every manner of combination thereof, characters who have experienced TheSingularity several times, sentient clouds of {{nanomachines}}, StarfishAliens with truly [[BizarreAlienBiology bizarre biologies]] and sometimes [[BlueAndOrangeMorality incomprehensible psychologies]], and even lifeforms based on magnetic monopoles or nuclear reactions.



** Taken {{UpToEleven}} later on with a chapter devoted to [[spoiler:[[PhysicalGod Scion]]]].

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** Taken {{UpToEleven}} UpToEleven later on with a chapter devoted to [[spoiler:[[PhysicalGod Scion]]]].
21st Mar '17 3:35:29 AM Ryulong
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* ''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'', a Japanese film whose title translates to "One Stormy Night", focuses on a goat and a wolf, though they're actually friends and the wolf must struggle with his basic urges to try and eat the goat while they try and escape the prejudices of their respective families/social groups.
* ''Anime/YouAreUmasou'' focuses on dinosaurs. The protagonist, a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' or "Big Jaw" raised by herbivorous ''Maiasaura'', struggles with the meat-eating side of himself while simultaneously raising a baby ''Ankylosaurus'' that he names Umasou (Japanese for "delicious"). Heart also [[ItMakesSenseInContext kick boxes to make up for his stubby arms.]]
* ''Anime/RingingBell'' is about a sheep and a wolf. Both pretty much live like real animals despite being sapient, except for the sheep being the wolf's apprentice.



* ''Anime/RingingBell'' is about a sheep and a wolf. Both pretty much live like real animals despite being sapient, except for the sheep being the wolf's apprentice.



* ''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'', a Japanese film whose title translates to "One Stormy Night", focuses on a goat and a wolf, though they're actually friends and the wolf must struggle with his basic urges to try and eat the goat while they try and escape the prejudices of their respective families/social groups.
* ''Anime/YouAreUmasou'' focuses on dinosaurs. The protagonist, a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' or "Big Jaw" raised by herbivorous ''Maiasaura'', struggles with the meat-eating side of himself while simultaneously raising a baby ''Ankylosaurus'' that he names Umasou (Japanese for "delicious"). Heart also [[ItMakesSenseInContext kick boxes to make up for his stubby arms.]]
15th Mar '17 7:34:26 PM legendaryweredragon
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* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/the-choir-below these]] [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/koi-format two]] documents. The first is written mostly by StarfishAliens describing themselves to humans. The second is written mostly by intelligent carp [[HumansThroughAlienEyes describing humans.]]
5th Feb '17 7:45:13 PM Pichu-kun
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** ''Literature/{{Survivors}}'' is about groups of dogs surviving on their own after all humans evacuate the area.

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** ''Literature/{{Survivors}}'' ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'' is about groups of dogs surviving on their own after all humans evacuate the area.area after an earthquake.
16th Jan '17 11:07:41 AM DiogoSalazar
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* The in-development RPG 'Pugmire' is about the players roleplaying as uplifted dogs in a world where Mankind has disappeared as they go looking for artifacts of the past to try and glimpse how the world was while at the same time, trying to follow the Code of Man (which, among many things, says one must be a Good Boy). The uplifted dogs see mankind as Old Gods and the uplifted cats see mankind as old servants of THEM who went extinct for some reason. There's also lots of prejudice between cats and dogs, as one would expect.
31st Dec '16 8:02:18 PM zarpaulus
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* Multiple stories in the ''Literature/ParaImperium'': "[[https://paraimperium.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/inside-the-chinese-room/ Inside the Chinese Room]]" is presented as the internal log of a (non-sentient) AI. "[[https://paraimperium.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/of-the-collective-prologue/ Of the Collective]]" shows the multiple simultaneous perspectives of a group mind. And "[[https://paraimperium.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/a-world-lost/ A World Lost]]" shows parahumanity from the perspective of a StarfishAlien.
11th Dec '16 6:08:40 PM lucy24
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* OlderThanFeudalism: The Latin novel ''Metamorphoses'' (also known as ''The Golden Ass''), written in the 2nd century AD, is narrated by a man who was changed into a donkey. His experiences cover the whole spectrum of an animal's life.
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