posted on May, 17 2011 @ 02:09 PM
So, I guessing you're looking to far remove your aliens from the large headed, giant black almond eyed, beings of normal alien tales.
There was recently a paper done on a lost civilization from Britain that preceeded the known neolithic groups of that era, and it was discovered that
these people travelled the world, were of the first world traders, and were also the first people to begin mapping the stars. It is thought that it
was these people that may have constructed Stone Henge and the African Calendar. I haven't heard anything else about these people, and I can't find
the source of that info, but it was also mentioned that these people may have been the origins of the Angel stories.
They were tall, averaging at around 6ft, with white hair and black eyes. They also wore cloaks made of festhers. This report mentioned the idea that
these people may have been ancient aliens, or were at least perceived as such, and may have been the remnants of the people of Atlantis, who lived to
spread their knowledge to the lost peoples of the Earth. Perhaps you could pull from some obscure source like this as a basis for appearance for your
beings, or you could blend some vision of your own with the common idea of Aliens. You know the whole "look" of traditional aliens is believed to
be a form of space suit. There's no idea what lies beneath this suit. They could very well look like you or me, or they could be reptilian looking.
Maybe they're shape shifting, taking different forms. This way they could be asexual and still be able to garner a "sexual" undertone with your
protagonist. Just a few thoughts from a fellow writer. Whatever idea you chose, make sure you make it your own.