#DWJMarch: Book Highlight -- The Homeward Bounders
The Homeward Bounders
Jamie is wandering through his city when he hops the fence of a strange building. The garden is completely silent and the building is occupied by men in hooded robes. Jamie comes back another time, determined to find out what is going on in this strange place. Unfortunately, the men are Them, beings that play with the fates of those on many worlds. Jamie's discovery has made him a liability to their game and so they throw him out into the boundaries of another world. He is able to travel between worlds but cannot ever join in to their lives in any meaningful way. He is always tugged out of the world when a move is completed -- after hours or months. He, and others like him, are all "homeward bound". If they make it back to their home world, they can rejoin the game.