THE MORTALITY SYNDROME
The days of the Interplanetary Democracy were over.
A long and brutal war had been fought between humans, and the rest of the galactic population. Normally, humans would have been wiped out by such a war, but mankind had discovered the secret of cellular regeneration which allowed them to re-grow lost body parts, and heal serious injuries. Other species did so naturally, but the artificial way humans created was much more advanced than anything that had evolved naturally yet.
It had been so long since the beginning of the Galactic War, it had become unclear of how it actually started. Perhaps it had something to do with the cellular regeneration experiments. Maybe the process changed the mental states of the humans it had been injected into, making them more war-like then before.
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