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Soothsayer by Mike Resnick
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Mar 21, 08

bookshelves: sci-fi
Read in October, 2003

This is the first in the Soothsayer trilogy. I'd read this book before, and Jason and I chose it to read together. Resnick paints such a wonderful picture of this universe with these colorful bounty-hunter characters. The book isn't just a playful look at a universe with some kind of high adventure. It tackles the question of whether ultimate power corrupts. The ultimate power takes the form of a little girl who can see all possible futures and then manipulate events so that the one she prefers happens. This doesn't always work out perfectly, since sometimes every possible future contains negatives. The question is gradually answered across the next two books, but I won't go into that here....
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