Somewhere deep in space, hidden in the infinity of the Universe, there is
a treasure trove just waiting to be opened by the eager hands of a daring
explorer. A mere asteroid, a piece of rock, a speck of dust lost in the
boundless void, yet priceless to humanity. For under its frozen crust there
are rich veins of the most precious substance known to man - hubbardium.
This liquid metal is a key ingredient in the fuel of interstellar ships,
thus enabling mankind to spread across the Universe from its base on Earth.
Its importance is the reason why it is monopolized by the State Business
Federation, a huge multinational corporation which is given control over
every single step in production of hubbardium, from exploration to