"Out of the Violent Planet" presents a near-future Earth where we`ve made first contact with aliens, only to find that we`re something different, unexpected... and in many ways lesser. They`re psychic but, unlike every other sentient species they`ve encountered (there are hundreds) we are not.
Humanity is excluded, handicapped, and regarded with fear, for not only are we unable to easily communicate with them, we`re unable to partake in their paradigm of warfare. They`re used to fighting in the realm of the mind, with the flesh serving as an unpopular second option. Humanity is encountering a set of starfaring cultures that have never, not any of them, conceived of the technology called a "weapon."
They are in for a big surprise.
Violent Planet: Psychic Aliens vs Psychotic Humans. (clique)