A new century has begun. New branches of science are shaking man's longest-held beliefs. And, on a tropical island somewhere in the Pacific, a new kind of creature has been conceived. The inhabitants of the island are reeling from the downfall of their creator and master, Dr. Eustace Moreau. But one of Moreau's creations is more mindful of the loss than the others: neither wholly man nor wholly canine, DogFellow is both more and less than the sum of his parts. He remains devoted to his master and yet pitifully conflicted. Months have passed since Moreau was ousted, but those tumultuous days are still fresh in DogFellow's anxious mind.
Gavin Smith has worked in further education and taught for the Open University.