'A lighter, softer, Warhammer 40k'
Do not confuse this with science fiction! This is science fantasy! Swords, bows, knights, cavalry charges, magic, and just the occassional spaceship or alien seems to be the order of the day in Fading Suns.
The setting goes into lavish detail in some sections, but completely omits other areas which will likely be vital to play. Feels incomplete.
The core mechanic is fast and simple. lots of gear, both psychic and magical powers are included. No starship rules!
The art is black and white but of the highest quality for black and white art. The PDF is not bookmarked.
Hard to give it low marks in the areas they did include. But so many areas are omitted I can't give it any higher rating than a 3/5. If it were a more complete product 4/5 would be more likely.