One minute Herrell McCray was on the spaceship circling Betelgeuse Nine and the next he was in darkness and utter silence. McCray had no idea where he was to how he got there. To Hatcher, he was a specimen from Earth.
Out in the great gas cloud of the Orion Nebula McCray found an ally—and a foe! by Frederik Pohl
The Five Hells of Orion: Part One
Herrell McCray was on a spaceship going from Earth to the thriving colonies circling Betelgeuse Nine when suddenly he found himself in darkness and utter silence. McCray had no idea where he was, how he got there, or even what happened to the ship he was on for that matter. He didn’t know that he had been taken and was being studied by an alien named, Hatcher.