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John Young
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I looked in the "search"  and found only something similar in the Star Trek page.  So what is a favorite alien from any book, not movie or comic, but novel or short story?

I would have to pick Mother, from the Philip Jose Farmer short story of the same name.   I liked that She, is not what you think she is.  
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Gorr Holl, a main character in Edmond Hamilton’s CITY AT WORLD’S END.
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Zaphod Beeblebrox from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

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Nessus, from Ringworld.  Probably followed by Quark (DS9).
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Little Fuzzy from H. Beam Piper's LITTLE FUZZY
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Surprising to myself, when I think about it, I haven't read a whole lot of novels with aliens in them.

A stand out would be "The Thing" from WHO GOES THERE?
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Tars Tarkas was about the only one I could think of?
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Yaxul, of the Martio-Terrestrial League.  He's a petal-limbed, bladder-torsoed Martian from Manly Wade Wellman's 30th Century pulp stories.  He shows up in at least three of the stories I think. 
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I know I'm overlooking someone or something, but for now, I'll say that I really liked K't'lk, the crystaline spider, from Diane Duane's Star Trek novel, THE WOUNDED SKY.

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Does Cthulhu count?
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Dejah Thoris.
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LITTLE FUZZY

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The only sci-fi novel I was ever able to persuade my mother to read -- and she loved it!

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The Overlords from Childhood's End.
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I was kinda fond of Aunt Beast from Madleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time."

Of course, Kal-El tops the list, but that's kinda cheating, isn't it?
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Especially since his origin is a comic book, outside the parameters of this thread!
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Nessus is probably mine too.  

Since Nessus was already mentioned, I'll mention my second favorite: Izmir, the "bowling ball" from Alan Dean Foster's Glory Lane.

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This got me thinking about who else might sneak onto the list.

I thought of Klaatu, from THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, since he actually had his first bow in FAREWELL TO THE MASTER, a print short story. But the character there was SO different from Michael Rennie's version.

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