Space Bastard Opera
The Empire of Man fell Twenty years ago. This is the dawn of the new Dark Age. Countless Warlords rule the Human systems. Aliens, treated as animals by humanity, lash out at their former masters. But in the outer fringe of the human worlds, what was once a barely controlled frontier, is a hope for a new civilization.
This High Frontier has a dark side, however. Although transgressions against the human form such as artificial intelligence, androids, and cybernetics were strictly outlawed within the Empire, with zero tolerance and swift, final retribution against all perpetrators, here on the uneasy border between human and alien space such horrors existed even while the Empire sought to eradicate them. The virtuous mind shudders to imagine how such abominations might flourish now, with the controlling power of the Empire a thing of the past.