I’ve created half-humans that are half foxes, or half leopards, or half lizards, or half black panthers, or half tigers, lions, polar bears… But nothing with hooves. So, I decided to create deer people inspired by fauns. They are deer nymphs that live in the south forests of Wodeland and have come to aid in the big boss battle.
A lot of what I’ve dealt with in stuff I’ve got released is werewolves which mine are just humans with extra DNA and the ability to fold space.
But I deal with Lizard Elves, transforming dragons, halfbreed dragons, mushroom creatures, half-lizards full hominid lizards, in the King’s Three Sons I’ve got a human trapped as a cow, and a half-fey-crow haalf incubus in A Riding Need. I basically treat it as if they are human if they can think like a human.
When the threat of global warming causing the seas to rise, the human race panicked and Scientists created programs to adapt humans to survive the flood. By the time they figured out that the rising waters weren’t going to be as bad as predicted, thousands had undergone the process. The first created were the mech-splices, the second were the dolphimues and whamues.
The latter two survived successfully and created their own subculture in the area oceans.
The sharkmues in my stories came well after the legal experiments were shut down. Tigershark, Angelina, Blue, and Bull all resulted from the same string of illicit genetic experiments.