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Thanks, Cody.

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He wrote about a turtle, a 'pancake' and elephants, which have little to do with SF, but he also wrote about a planetary engineer, Kin A..

Who was he?
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I will allow questions to be asked, AS LONG as they can be answered with a simple yes or no.
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Is it Terry Pratchett? I have read his SF novel Strata, but it was a very long time ago and I can't remember any names or really anything about the plot …

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Of course, Big D! The 'pancake', turtle and elephants are what makes Discworld unique and Kin indeed appeared in Strata.

So, over to you!
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OK … There are a lot of feline aliens in SF, for whatever reason: quite possibly it's because of the habitat they share with so many writers, i.e. the keyboard. Anyway, what I'm looking for here are the names of three dog-alien races. These should be intelligent, and probably bipedal, canines or canine-analogues. I've been trying to think of as many as I can and I'm finding it quite tricky, so any and all sources of science fiction are acceptable. Fantasy and horror fiction examples are not permitted: no werewolves!

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Ooh, tough one!

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Yeah, can't think of any right now. :(
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Hmm, time to pull resources? The only one I can think of is a Remoolian from MiB (all movies), whose true form resembles a pug, albeit with a dark green color, antennas, and a 3-pointed tail, according to Men in Black: The Series. I hope that the resemblance of form may be enough to be allowed by Big D.
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i gather that an "uplifted" dog doesnt count. it has to be a canine based race?
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DredgerMan's Remoolian is fine, I think. A single uplifted dog would not qualify (so, no Sirius, from the Olaf Stapleton novel), but a race of uplifted canids would be OK.

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I can add two more (having spent hours on Google!)...

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Un-named species from Star Trek.

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the Akk Dog from Star Wars.
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Sorry, Smivs – those are alien dogoids, not intelligent canine aliens (at least, not as far as we know). I'm looking for something tool-using that you could hold a conversation with …

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Ha, OK :)

They were both a bit orange anyway - some things look great in orange :wink: but not doggie things!
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Jeez, there's some dross out there on the subject of dogs-in-space/alien canids. Trying to find a coffee bean in all that dung is painful - thanks, Big D.
Another thing is the cover art - if you're gonna put sunglasses on an animal, don't put them on an alsatian, put them on a pig!

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There are at least two SF role-playing games with intelligent canine races … one is pretty obscure, but the other is just about as mainstream as these things get (especially from an Elite perspective).

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