"In the mid-24th century, a race of humanoid cats is engineered to colonize the moon. They are chosen only because a quirk of civil rights law makes them disposable. Their descendants thrive, creating a communalistic society that is stable and humane, though not particularly powerful or innovative.
Now, at the eve of the Third Millennium, a mooncat named Haruki visits Terra to revel in the final entropic death of post-human culture. He is not the first to make this pilgrimate but, thanks to some choice words between Terran and Lunar diplomats the previous week, he may be the last. Unable to find passage back to Luna, he takes a job as a media analyst -- the only freelance job left on planet Earth."