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Steal Across the Sky

Steal Across the Sky - Nancy Kress Nancy Kress’s novel Steal Across the Sky feels like two distinct books. The first is anthropological science fiction in the tradition of Ursula LeGuin: twenty-one “Witnesses” from Earth are sent by an alien race calling themselves “Atoners” to visit seven pairs of planets where humans were placed 10,000 years ago; some change has been made to half of each planet pair, and the Witnesses need to discover that change and what effect it has had on the culture and society that developed. The second is a thriller, a pair of chases that happen in the aftermath of the knowledge the Witnesses bring back.Full review