This page provides links to guides to choosing and then effectively playing each of the twelve races at Planets.nu.
This section of the Planets.nu documentation is dedicated to providing players with suggestions and advice on how to play better. Unlike the other sections, there is a large amount of subjective material here. These are opinions as to how to play and ideas about advanced play. If an idea works for you, feel free to use it. If it doesn't work for you, don't use it.
Much of this information is external to Planets.nu. Most of the external information was written for the VGA Planets game from which Planets.nu was derived, and may not accurately reflect how to do a specific task at Planets.nu. The editors of the Planets Magazine work to keep their information current, but even then some outdated guides may exist, so use caution.
If an article is external to Planets.nu, the URL will be the link. If it's local, the title will be the link.
This page in the documentation gives an overview of the eleven races. At the top, there's a link to an excellent video on the subject.
This article on the Planets Magazine briefly describes and categorizes the eleven races in the context of one another.
This article tries to answer the age-old question of which race to start with.
This is a short version of the above, with added cynicism.
Specific raceguide pages are accessible from the master Guides page, one level up from here.