Hope you like it, DannyFinally made it through outstanding books (they were ebooks on loan from my local library so prioritised) to start on Relic by Alan Dean Foster.
Bipedal aliens with vaguely human features? That's one thing the books remedied. Or tried to at least. They introduced some very unique aliens and cultures they didn't have the technology to show on screen.I would give it maybe an 8. He got a bit too wordy trying to pad it out I thought, it would have trimmed down to a nice novella.
Enjoyable, if a bit old school, plus the aliens seemed to talk a bit 'Star Trekky'