150 million resource-rich asteroids populate the void between colonized Mars and Jupiter; many more orbit in the gas giant's vast Lagrange regions.
A dozen supercorporations compete beyond the reach of civilized law, all but warring for the incalculable resources. Beneath them, a thousand contract mining crews struggle to prosper despite the best efforts of their employers.
Out here, life is harsh and lives are cheap. If one or two vessels fall victim to relentless corporate rivalry, what is that to the company?