To all abandoned dogs and to those who care for them.
This science fiction story is the first of a trilogy, set in modern times, about the community of the Kingdom of Habaneria, which was destroyed by a lethal radioactive blast in 45,000 BC. The community was made up of about 5,000 Havanese, a peaceful and technologically advanced race of dogs governed by their queen, Alari.
Captain Omicron QK, a highly astute female Havanese is sent on an advance mission to set in motion the return of the entire community. The mission does not go as smoothly as it should and this Havanese intelligence officer, catapulted thousands of years into her future, (our present day) is forced to confront many challenges, not least of which appears to be a traitor from her own community.
Apart from the main Sci Fi plot, this story emphasizes the close tie between a dog and its human. This relationship, non existent in the Habaneria era, takes the captain and her queen completely by surprise and they find it necessary to modify the project of restoring the kingdom.
The dog-man relationship often takes us by surprise too. We take too many things for granted, part of which is the 'superiority' of the human race compared to the canine one, not to mention other types of animals. If we begin to talk about our superiority on certain levels we must also admit not only our inferior qualities but also a certain level of arrogance and presumption in supposing, often subconsciously to be at the centre of the universe regarding importance and ability. In reality we know precious little about the universe and we can compare our knowledge to that of a small child, who sees his own home and his own parents as the centre of the world and believes that the rules of this world are universal and unalterable.
We live in a minuscule solar system, equivalent to a tiny dot in our galaxy, one of hundreds of billions of galaxies in the known universe. The same concepts of space, time, speed etc, are based on our mathematics and physics which are solid and unalterable in our 'local' reality. They become less solid and less unalterable when exposed to massive space and distance. However, that which can seem unreachable because of being too far, too big or too vast is suddenly close when a man and a dog gaze into one another's eyes.