I am interested! :)
I did have one question though. Did I read it right that the Venark would take 45% of women from the age bracket upon each visit?
Wouldn't that leave hardly any adult female humans on earth after just a few repetitions of the round-up?
Let us say that the number of women aged 18-26 worldwide is around 800 million, evenly divided amongst 2-year age brackets. (so 200 million aged 18-20, 200 million aged 20-22, etc...)
After one visit, there would be 440 million of the original 800 million left. Two years later, the eldest of those women would be too old and be safe (110 million).
The remaining 330 million + 200 million fresh 18-20 year olds would be up next.
After deducting another 45% over the four age groups, they are left with just 291 million women.
The oldest 60 million are once again safe (as they are over 26 by the time the aliens return).
After this next visit, the remaining number of women aged 18-26 would be just 237 million. This is after just three visits.
So I'm not sure that the 45% number would be sustainable for very long?
Just something to think about, especially if the trade in human woman is so important to the Venark economy.