Prophet (Penelope Bailey series)
by Mike Resnick
Review by Carolyn Frank
Benbella Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781933771335
Date: 01 September 2007 List Price $14.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
The third book from five-time-Hugo-award-winner Mike Resnick in his Oracle trilogy, Prophet concludes the saga of Penelope Bailey. In a universe filled with larger-than-life legends, precog Penelope has them all beat. With her innate ability to see all possible futures and then select which future to actuate, Penelope can force the universe and everyone in it to do as she desires, provided she can keep herself alive. With nearly everyone of power attempting to either control or kill her, she must continually fight for her own rights to live and to carry out her own plans. From official release/information:
Since Penelope Bailey was a little girl, all humanity has been frightened by her awesome psychic talent, and worried that she can bend events—and men—to her will. Many have called her a monster, but she has chosen a different name for herself: Prophet. Twice, Penelope has managed to escape the "Iceman," a hired assassin, but he's been sent after her again, with higher stakes. This time, the Prophet has hidden herself in plain sight on a planet so obscure most don't know its name, and what's most surprising of all is that she wants to be found.