Her name is Penelope Bailey, a young woman of normal appearance. Yet during her brief, turbulent life she has been known first as the Soothsayer, then the Oracle, and still later the Prophet. She looks like none of the three, nor indeed like anything out of the ordinary, yet she is the most dangerous and deadly being in the history of the Galaxy.
It’s the Gravedancer’s job to terminate her. If he should fail – and he never has – then the Silicon Kid will try his best to end her extraordinary life. Also on her trail is the one who knows her best, the Iceman. And there is the Annointed One, a conqueror of unlimited power. Will she side with him or will she oppose him, and how do they choose which of them to support or attempt to kill?
Welcome to the conclusion of Mike Resnick’s classic Oracle Trilogy – and experience an adventure similar in tone both to Santiago and to Josh Whedon’s TV series Firefly (and its follow-up movie Serenity).
Mike Resnick is the winner of 5 Hugos (from a record 37 nominations), as well as dozens of other major awards all across the world, and was the Worldcon Guest of Honor in 2012.