An abbreviated version of the introduction to the series from Volume 1:
A thoroughly revised and updated series on the aliens of MegaTraveller.
We want these books to be far more than just a rehash of material from the old alien books (see Alien Modules) – our hope is this series helps you understand these aliens better than you ever have before.
To do this, we decided on the following format to be used for each race:
The first section for each race is written by members of that race explaining themselves to Imperial citizens.
Follow up the race's own "biased" section with details to the referee that tell the real story in an unbiased fashion.
Accurate and official details of their physical features and anatomy.
Specific, detailed starmaps of the race's region of charted space.
Extensive information about the race's home system and homeworld.
A significant section on roleplaying the race.
Illustrations so that each race has its own unique "look" that you can quickly identify.
Show you what one of these alien's starships looks like inside.
Give you a sample vehicle and a sample robot for each race.