Abundance 5 is a remote planet, ill-equipped to deal with dangers. Its population of former resort employees who re-enact the Wild West, the rebels who hate the Wild West, and a commune of cultists who worship a galactic hero, can’t deal with the numerous threats they face. Two teams of Lasers, professional troubleshooters and law enforcers, have been hired to protect them.
The landscape was full of machines and scrap metal connected to the facility in one way or another. Always present on the horizon were the colossal cooling towers, with their green obstruction lights. If you put your ear to the ground, you could hear the heartbeat of the Loop – the purring of the Gravitron, the central piece of engineering magic that was the focus of the Loop’s experiments. The facility was the largest of its kind in the world, and it was said that its forces could bend space-time itself. In the town near the Loop, a group of kids find themselves embroiled in a mystery about a product launch of a new line of action toys.It seems the weirdness from the Loop is leaking out!
In the grim dark Mega Depression, there are only trains and hobos who ride them. A murderous train conductor kills any hobo he finds on his train, but a motley crew of rail riders is determined to get to the end of the line. As they die one by one from Emperor Shack’s hammers, chains, and other instruments of death, can one survive long enough to claim the crown?