Re: new canon vs novelverse: worst case scenario
One of the smarter things Martin did in Seize the Fire
was establish the existence of different castes of Gorn society, with members of different castes having noticably different appearances. This should let us reconcile most potential conflicts.
"Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it." - George Orwell, 1946