Humans Through Alien Eyes YKTTW Discussion
|Humans Through Alien Eyes|
Stories that have humans interact with aliens who are actually alien run into the fact that we're as alien to them as they are to us.
- In Larry Niven's Known Space universe, when the kzinti first encounter humans, they are surprised to discover a race that (at the time) is very pacifistic... and then surprised again by humans' ability to adapt peaceful technology to fighting when necessary.
- In Niven and Pournelle's novel Footfall, the alien invaders can't understand beings that don't reflexively remain docile after being defeated and made to submit.