The galactic bureaucracy of the Interspecies Dominion has long considered it impossible for those planets classified as “Deathworlds” to produce intelligent civilizations. The daily challenges of simply surviving on those disaster-wracked, plague-ridden, predator-haunted hellholes would surely favor base animals driven by instinct, rather than thinking sophonts.
It came as a surprise to humanity as well. Without any other reference point but their own deadly home planet, humans had always considered themselves to be physically unimpressive. Not as strong as a bear, not as fast as a cheetah, not as sharp-eyed as a hawk… But in reality, a human being is one of the most dangerous things ever to evolve in the Milky Way galaxy.
As a galaxy full of ancient and deadly threats slowly turn their attention towards this anomaly, how will the human race be changed by the revelation that the alien life forms we have long dreamed of meeting, are vastly inferior to us in every way?
Welcome to the Deathworlders Wiki
The Xiù Chang Saga: By hume-reddit. Introduces Xiù Chang and her story of becoming a Gaoian after her abduction. The author has stopped writing but her story is now continued by Hambone in The Deathworlders.
See the full list of stories for one-shots and non-canonical stories.
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