From the back of the book:
The World of Near is a new, revised and expanded setting sourcebook for the The Shadow of Yesterday, the fantasy roleplaying game that says:
No Gods - Your fate is only your own, whatever you make of it
No Monsters - There are no easy solutions to problems
Only People - Good and evil happen for a reason; you are it.
The game is built from the ground up for the open license RPG rules set Solar System, the universal engine for heroic tales and fantastic drama.