A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 253, Monday
September 10th, 2018
Chapter One: Mutations
His trek through the galaxy took place over thousands of lifetimes.
Thousands upon thousands of lives, changing bodies, observing, during which he led the recovery project for the Empire, for the Collective and the Continuum.
The farther away from the Central Planet, the more distance he put between his mission and the Empire, the more change he encountered in the populations he discovered.
Every society had to make adaptations to its genetic profile in order to accommodate the physical demands of the worlds they had colonized.
The children of the ancients prepared themselves for this when they set off on their trek through the stars. They would identify the planets they intended to colonize long before they arrived there, planets all with the potential for hosting life, and which previous generations of their people had seeded with the building blocks of organic matter.
Probes and drones would return reports regarding the composition of the atmosphere, the gravity of the planets, light and heat, the types of food they would be able to grow. They would have generations to prepare themselves, and they introduced changes into their gene pool in advance of arriving at their destination to accommodate their habitation of the new worlds.
The living planets would change the population on its own, after the colonization began.
The population of every colonized planet were mutants. Most of the mutations were subtle. Some mutation were not noticeable to the naked eye.
Some were extreme.
The Empire followed, either to bring the people into the Imperial fold, or eradicate them.
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