From the back of the book:
This is the second edition of the bigger and better Player's Handbook, an indispensable guide to The Artifact. Twenty Eight pages bring the people and world of The Artifact to life with detailed descriptions from an ASO Field Scientist's perspective. Native technologies are explained, allowing players to know what they are touching and using. Twenty more pages detail the job of a Communications Officer and give stats and rules for hacking into computers and vehicles including implanting viruses. The remaining fifty pages are a toybox for the players packed tightly full of equipment and vehicles.
High power science gear
Learn to speak basic Scimrahn!
Grunt a few Kelrath words!
How not to embarrass yourself at a Kelrath party!