From the back cover:
"The METAMORPHOSIS ALPHA Hardbound includes:
A new presentation of the Starship Warden and a presentation of the alien asteroid that struck the Warden, detailing levels and creatures.
Complete rules for rolling up robot, android, human, and mutant creature characters.
Expanding on the 1976 version of the game, complete rules for role-playing allow beginning gamers and experienced gamers alike a chance to play in a lost starship.
New and old creatures, mutations, and equipment fill the pages of this science fiction setting.
The METAMORPHOSIS ALPHA Hardbound presents a science fiction campaign and is complete in itself. The heart of the book comes from the same rules that were printed in 1976 and expands those rules making these the most up to date rules for 2006."