Neither is Chuck Marley, off to explore the galaxy in his beaten up C-Class trawler. Along for the ride is historian Gaston D’Imbroglio, responsible for decoding the blueprint for his ship design, and hungry to meet new life and sample new foodstuffs.
But a Zorgon has hijacked their ride and diverted the craft to Zorge, a backwater humanity only finds interesting because of red dust: a mind-altering substance that also makes good skin cream. If Marley can deal with this Zorgon he can ship the dust back to Crete 581d and pay off his debts. Then do some real exploring.