Story summary.Mankind has split into two races - ordinary humans, & a new apparently far superior race of supermen - telepathic, able to change shape of things by thought, able to move by thought, etc. They seem to control ordinary humans' lives.
One day, Dorothy, the little sister of Henry Spar, a small town "cabinetmaker", vanished. Apparently kidnapped by one of the supermen, something that seems to happen fairly regularly, with ordinary men resigned to this fate. But Henry goes looking for his sister...
I found the ending too antithetical to rest of the story, supermen to whom ordinary men are supermen, in some sense...
Fact sheet.First published: Astounding, June 1956.
Download full text as part of scans of Astounding (British Edition), November 1956.
Among the stories from Astounding/Analog issues edited by John Campbell.
Related: Stories of Algis Budrys.