As an appetite-whetter this is very good!
Starting with a dramatic cover that sucks you into the excitement from the get-go, the main meat of the thing is an article about the Thundercloud Galaxy that poses far more questions than it answers (always a good thing, a good way to attract interest), and with statements like 'people are inexplicably drawn to the Thundercloud Galaxy, where they seem to meet with tragedy' is designed to get hordes of Rifts characters setting course for the place eager to find out what's going on there.
Even better for Palladium's bank balance, it will attract hordes of eager GMs looking for something new and intriguing to fill out their multiverse... and I'm one of them: given this taster I'll be looking to add this work to my (virtual) shelves when it comes out.
A good example of how to stir up interest in a new product, and a promising looking product at that.
[5 of 5 Stars!]