The Disappeared

The reading time is decreasing even more this month (I can’t wait for summer!), but as I’m finally nearing the end of my second book, I wanted to say a little something about the first, The Disappeared by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

Any fiction involves the author’s vision of the world their characters live in, but I’ve always had a bit of an affinity for reading an author’s vision of what the future might be like. In this case, the story is set quite a bit in the future, when humans are not only living on the moon, but also in colonies on the planets of other sentient beings.

And those other sentient beings? Might not have the same sense of justice as humans. So, now and then, when a human who has broken an alien law can afford to, he or she might Disappear to avoid the harsh consequences.

I was intrigued by both the world Rusch creates here and the premise that begins the Retrieval Artist series.

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