If space aliens plan to go around abducting people, they should at least have the decency to return those people to wherever they found them. But in Jordan’s World, the aliens just take people from earth and dump them on another planet without a by-your-leave or any explanation. Allen Steadham’s story focuses on a young human woman named Jordan as she lives on another planet and goes on a journey to try to find answers and even a way home. Parts of the story may suspend disbelief to the breaking point (such as a planet whose overall technology is so primitive that electricity hasn’t been harnessed, but still, generations ago, one tribe somehow built machines that allowed them to create portals to other planets). But overall, Jordan’s World provides engaging escapism with a cast of likable characters.
Best for: Young adults and older.
Discern: Subtle mentions of God.
What say you?