While a billion people watched, singer Nancy Stillman disappeared. One moment she was performing and then she was gone.
There had been rumors of such things before but now the disappearances were on everybody's lips. Speculation was rampant.
Tom was exploring Titan's lakes when the world vanished. He found himself in an immense room. People hung in rows of transparent tubes.
Dirty man-like creatures pulled him roughly from his tube. Tom saw several of the creatures crouched around a small fire, eating what appeared to be human limbs. He didn't see the blow coming that sent him spinning into darkness.