"From the ashes of the Cyberpunk Age, through ecological holocaust and the spectre of extinction, Humanity has finally risen, like a phoenix, to conquer the stars." - from the back cover.
Set aproximately 150 years after the world of Cyberpunk 2020, humanity is divided between two powerful factions: an Earth dominated government led by "eco-zealots" and a coalition of megacorporations that rule the outworlds of the Pleiades. The players are put in the position of trying to carve out a middle ground between these two extremist factions. - user summary of the Designer's Intro to the book