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>Delicious lop-eared elves; stout, hairy dwarves; etc.
Keep these signature traits as is. The point of translating these races to sci-fi, after all, is so that they're a recognizable homage/parallel to the fantasy version. However, fluff out a racial, evolutionary explanation for each trait. Ex.
>Dwarves originate from a high-gravity world, resulting in the evolutionary pull of long, lithe bodies being a liability and a weakness, whereas a squat, highly resilient, compact and powerful body allowed them to function quite well. The Dwarven home world was also quite cold and hostile on the surface, causing the altitude at which the average temperature is conducive to life to, in fact, be below the surface, between the warmth of the planet's core and cold of its surface. Due to its geological peculiarites, however, that perfect depth is obscured by a many-miles thick layer of bedrock, leaving precious few areas on the planet where the Dwarves were able to build in a suitably warm area. These select few paradise depths are the hubs of Dwarven high society, politics, and tourism, as they became something akin to tropical metropolises. As a result of the overwhelming cold atmosphere everywhere else, however, the Dwarven race, by and large, are known for having prodigious amounts of dense body hair. This has influenced their culture in that the upper-class Dwarves born and raised in the large, warm cities, tend to keep themselves notably clean-shaven and some lower-class Dwarves, out of bitter defiance for the pomp of the pampered aristocracy, even accentuate their necessary natural insulation by braiding their beards.
Also, it seems i just made almost the entire race's fluff. Damn.