Steven Piehl lived and worked on the earth planet known as Palla. Recruited by an offworld employer to mine for the Taman civilization, Steven would use his abilities to save, direct, and rescue the world he loved so much. Steven had a good job, good friends, and a positive attitude. Steven’s life would change direction during a chance meeting with a future offworld employer. With an army of helpful bots, Steven has the ability to mine raw materials for several offworld concerns. His actions lead the young miner to confront his own government, solidify a friendship with an Air Force Captain, and become the single planetary representative for the earth humans. This is his story; how they met, and how the advanced technology of a distant race blended with the positive ways of a young man from earth.