Table of Contents
Foreword. A word to readers still in this world
I. ‘Now you see him, now you don’t’
II. Never Seen Again
III. A Step into the Parlour
IV. Wanderers in Space and Time
V. Disappearance en masse
VI. Foci of Fatality
VII. Lost at Sea
VIII. Pilgrims of the Ocean Wastes
IX. ‘On desolate seas long wont to roam . . .’
X. ‘A grey mist on the sea’s face . . .’—and on the land
XI. The Sky’s the Limit
XII. Travellers in Other Dimensions
XIII. Down in the Forest Something Stirred . . .
XIV. Ships that Pass in the Night . . . and Day
XV. Solutions in Search of a Problem
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Begin at the beginning. With the evidence: the hundreds of cases, worldwide, of Vanishings, all carefully documented by Michael Harrison. The people who, singly, in twos, in groups, in sequences, simply disappeared. Look for the ‘rational’ explanations: amnesia, foul play, deliberate decision, accident.
Consider, coolly and thoughtfully, how case after case is completely unexplained by ‘normal’ standards. Consider the footsteps in the snow that just came to an end.
Consider the Forest of Disappearing Children in California.
Consider the 2,988 troops of Colonel Li Fu Sien who vanished overnight.
Consider. And then start to wonder, along with Michael Harrison, whether these people did not just vanish but were taken. Notice also that a few, a very few, came back, were found wandering, much later, in strange places, their memories wiped blank. Consider then, if they had been Taken, by whom and for what purposes. Remember finally that intelligent Life must exist elsewhere in this universe.