Ken Liu. Cassandra. (Clarkesworld Magazine #102, March 2015)

clarkesworld102Cassandra being a Greek mythological prophet. BTW the story is online here.

A young woman finds that she has a gift of foresight – touching something recently touched by another enables her to see inside the mind of that person, and what they have planned. This enables her to intervene pro-actively, and dispense justice prior to crimes being committed, and this brings her to the attention of a caped superhero, who has issues with her modus operandi and the ethics thereof.

Nicely handled, and nicely written, by way of an illustration, here’s the closing paragraph : “So we dance across the city, he and I, antagonists locked in the eternal struggled between the scattered knowledge of fate and the ignorant certainty of free will”.

More from this issue here.

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