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Unisex pronouns

I'm working on a series of short stories set in a science-fiction/space-opera setting, and I've run into one little snag.

I've got a race of crystalline, asexual beings; one gender for the race. As they're asexual, the standard third-person pronouns of "he" and "she" don't really apply, and they're insulted when refered to as "it".

Are there any suggestions for third-person asexual pronouns that I could use, both in speech and as part of the story, that would work? I'm tentatively using "hir" as the objective and possessive pronoun, but the singular (he/she/it) part is starting to annoy me as, apparently, such a pronoun does not currently exist in either the Queen's English or in American English.
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