For half a century, billionaire Viccor Bughassidow has been pursuing an eccentric hobby. In a universe where everything seems to be explored, he is an explorer. He searches for worlds no one has ever set foot on. His remote sensing spacecraft can operate independently for years. With it, he heads for so-called “Dunkelwelten” (Dark Worlds) – planets that do not orbit around a star, but wander lonely through the darkness of space.
He discovered the planet Styx 45 years ago. In the meantime, a corporate colony has developed there, 100,000 sentient intelligence beings (= humans and similar life forms) now live on this world, inside the ten-kilometer thick ice shield or in its seemingly endless ocean. At least some of them wish for a democratic government and to join the League of Free Terrans. Reason enough for Perry Rhodan to ask Bughassidow to support these aspirations.
On Styx, however, Bughassidow not only meets the representatives of the corporations, but also his childhood love (people turn two hundred years old, so Bughassidow is still in his seventies) – and something that surprises even an experienced explorer like him …
In his reading: Schwarze Frucht, Robert Corvus presents not only his novel, but also the largest science fiction universe in the world: Perry Rhodan.