Dobi and Poppi, are ahmans, Dobi is younger than Poppi, at 20 years old, and still unsure of life and what will
come. This character is the helper and friend of Poppi. Dobi has light blond hair and stands at 6 feet tall
Poppi is much older, has had children in the past and just about finished raising an offspring. Poppi also has blondish hair and stands about 6'5" tall.
The third main character is a human named Alice. Alice, standing at 5'8" tall at the current age of 32, became a worker on the Moon with one of the mining companies established there. She had been married and divorced; dating the company's manager didn't pan out well either. She set her eyes on Mars, not to look for a husband but just to live her life now in her thirties. Most of the workers on the moon were men. She was trying to
write a psychological paper about isolation on the base aside from her other duties, and these men didn't want to share. Most of the men came to the moon were the sort that like being alone, except when they got together
for beer and cards. When a job opened up on Mars and her relationship ended, she decided to apply and bring her cat with her.
I set my story to begin far away in another solar system where two of my main characters live. After their ancestors had been pushed into outer space due to a planetary disaster, the current inhabitants became more adapt at space exploring. Even though their technology is 2000 years ahead of ours, I wanted these characters to be similar to us in appearance and actions. The story portrays a reflection of ourselves and what our thinking may be in our future.
Two themes flow through my story. I have always been bothered by the constant conflict between men and women. So why not dissolve this problem with my characters by making them single entities. By doing this, I
met another challenge. Since they weren't hes or shes, I could not refer to them by the pronouns we normally use: he, she, him, and her. I have read sci-fi stories about such creatures but I wanted these people to function
as close to us as possible. In my research I chose the kangaroo with its unusual gestation design and pouch, and then I read about the garibaldi fish that will function as a male when none are available. Like us, my
characters explore the galaxy to see if there are others like themselves out in the universe. Now that the gender problem is solved, things are still not perfect. We as humans have destroyed all of our different species in our past, what if they still had other species of their kind still living? How would they handle that? I asked myself, what would we do once we escape our solar system and found another species out there? Look at what we have done to people and lands our ancestors have conquered in the past? Are we as humans destined to repeat our history? The other theme I tried to depict was where will our mindset about social issues or traditions be heading in 300 years. Look at what has happened to our views on many ideas in the last 500 years. I also expect that we would have started to settle on our Moon and Mars, so I placed my characters in this