The insectoid Angelans took over the scarred surface of the earth following an apocalyptic holocaust.
The Angelans live mostly in scattered "gardens of Eden" that have been terraformed out of patches of the surface. Angelan society resembles a cross between a hive and a republic, with the Angelan queen being the most imporatant member of its government. The race is constantly evolving as Angelan "genineers" crossbreeed and perfect their species - while condemning their failures to the charred remains of Earth.
Some Angelans' C-23 gene triggers in times of extreme stress, transforming them even further.