Prinz Eugn, on 22 Jul 2013 - 5:14 PM, said:
Old school option: Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials. Interesting because it has a pretty detailed background for each species (which are all taken from famous sci-fi up to that point) and physiological justifications for each design.
Interesting. what level of language should I expect? I'm not very anatomy/biology savvy, so I'm just trying to make sure I'll get it
Oh, not very technical at all since it's about fleshing out designs described in fiction as well as possible (and some authors go farther than others). I guess it might not be detailed compared to what you're looking for. You can always preview some sections via Amazon (Click to Look Inside on the image of the cover) if you're curious.