From the Author
But on a more serious note.
This book was written a decade ago when there was the uproar in Australia about refugees coming into Australia illegally via boat to gain asylum status and how this sensitive issue was twisted to suit political election needs at the time by both major parties.
Because of this I decided to put the issues of refugees as a background story into the Science Fiction manuscript I was writing at the time. And I think my MS benefited greatly from the addition.
Even though this story was originally written in 2004, this issue is still a burning topic in Australia, and in most other parts of the world, today. I do not consider myself a refugee advocate, but I do believe in people's (and children's) fundamental human right to be treated as a person first and not a criminal.