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The Dragon Universe Utopia Origins
by Lester D. Crawford

Book cover for 'The Dragon Universe Utopia Origins' showing a child having a picnic with a dragon

Did a single person start the war with dragons, a person with outlandish and inaccurate ideas, a person with the charisma to convince others to adopt their delusion? We may never know.

When, generations later, a dragon-slayer knight comes to understand the devastation dragons are about to unleash on people, he works in opposition to society's beliefs and values to stop the conflict. Will the dragon he fights join him in changing the course of history to save people and dragons before civilization is destroyed?

When a child who wants to be a dragon-slayer knight so he can fight dragons learns the truth about dragons, he tries to make friends with them and protect them. Will his actions create an opportunity to establish a rapport with dragons?

When another child befriends a young dragon, the two find themselves challenging the beliefs of the adults regarding being friends. Will their friendship survive in a world where humans and dragons fear and mistrust each other?

When a dragon who wants to eradicate all the humans finds an orphaned human child, she learns the truth about the humans. Will she accept having her world view challenged?

When a dragon dedicated to ensuring the war with the humans never returns confronts the humans and tries to make friends, he has to overcome his fear of the humans and the humans' fear of him. Will the human he meets join him on his journey toward learning to trust?

Long ago, a single person may have created the problem, but today it will take more than one person or one dragon to end the lies and heal the damage. Heroes from both sides take actions to advance the cause of coexistence by challenging fear, prejudice, ignorance, and their societies' beliefs with the goal of creating a world of peace, acceptance, and friendship.

Will they change the world?

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The Dragon Universe

Space is vast. Earth bound humans have little perception of how big it is.

Within 50 light-years of Earth are about 64 stars similar to Earth's sun, Sol. More than 500 reside out to 100 light-years. At 500 light-years the count becomes 64,000. For all types of stars, not just stars similar to Sol, the count at 500 light-years is at least a couple of million.

Planets reside around those stars. Some of those planets are inhabitable. Some are inhabited. In the northern sky is a swath of stars that are home to an old species of interstellar explorers. They refer to their region of the Milky Way as The Dragon Universe.

Some believe long ago those explores visited Earth thus giving rise to dragon myths, and when they pointed to the region of the sky from whence they came, that part of the sky became associated with dragons. And thus, today, some of us call that constellation Draco.

Twisting line of 14 dots representing the stars of the Draco constellation with lines connecting the dots to show the outline of the constellation

Artist rendering of Milky Way galaxy as seen from above with a square outlining an area halfway between center an edge indicating the insert image that shows an enlarged area seen in the next image. That next image shows five yellow points around which is another square outlining the insert that is shown in the next image which is closer to the five yellow points showing locations of planets in future stories

Milky Way Galaxy
Earth, Risiria, Hanalei, Dystopia, Utopia
(marked starting in upper right-hand corner)

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