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Oracle Mass Market Paperback – Oct 1 1992


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Ace Books; 1st Printing edition (October 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441586945
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441586943
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.7 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,958,634 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
"Most men call her a monster. She calls herself Oracle." May 16 2012
By para - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Oracle is the second book in the Penelope Bailey trilogy.

**Note: While they are no spoilers for this book in this review, this is a sequel to Soothsayer and there will be some spoilers for that one here. Oracle is sufficiently developed to be read on it's own, but it' much better to read the series in order.**

The Penelope Bailey series is set in the same universe as Resnick's stand alone novel Santiago, a setting where larger than life characters face life not dissimilar to that of the wild west, except that in this case it spans planets. It's been fourteen years since the little girl referred to as the Soothsayer escaped numerous bounty hunters and other dangers and disappeared with the creature known as Mock Turtle, leaving friend and foe alike scorched in her wake. The Iceman, the only survivor, has searched for her on and off without success, until someone comes in with information about a mysterious Oracle, and an offer to hire him to bring her in. But what moves are the right ones when dealing with a being who can manipulate the future?

Oracle has the engaging atmosphere and style as Soothsayer and Resnick's other Far Future stories. Whistler and the Injun are interesting, diverse characters and serve well as central foci for the action and intrigue of this story. And the Iceman continues to be one of my favorite characters ever.

While the third book in the trilogy (Prophet) feels a little tighter and a tad better paced (Oracle slows a bit in the middle), the overall plot and story twists make Oracle my favorite of the three. The entire trilogy is well done and tells a great overarching story, while letting each book contain a complete tale on their own.

Highly recommended.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Best series I have ever read May 7 2010
By K. Ekenstam - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Me and many of my friends and family have read and re-read this entire series many times and never tire of mike resicks universe where little penelope comes slowly into the most powerful being in the entire universe. The Ice Man is truly one of best characters he has created.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Super Reader Aug. 30 2007
By Blue Tyson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Penelope is now a grown woman, and still causing consternation in the hierarchies of power, because her ability to see the future allows her to change things.

The Iceman becomes involved, and he hires an agent, and a third agent also appears after the authorities decide that the Iceman's activities may not be in their best interests.

Suddenly, you get a bunch of these people after the same woman at the same time.
Second in a series of three books March 22 2014
By Michael Lynn Mcguire - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Second in a series of three books. There are other books loosely tied to the series, _Santiago_, etc. I must say that I enjoyed the BenBella trade paperback printing very much (font size and heft). My copy came signed also (bought it on Amazon). While not a big fan of signatures, it was a nice add-on.

Very, very good space opera! Has very much a feel of cowboys in space, similar to the FireFly series.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
mildly Entertaining, a little preposterous Feb. 28 2007
By Richard C. Drew - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Not your typical Resnick book. Some interesting characters and storylines, but the main character, the Oracle, was a poorly constructed 2 dimensional character that I really tired of after a couple of pages.

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