Saturday, June 9, 2018

A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Lighthouse of Quvenle the Seer, by Lina Rather

★★★☆☆ Average

(Future Fantasy) You travel across the stars to get your future told. Even your guidebook makes predictions for you. (1,543 words; Time: 05m)

"A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Lighthouse of Quvenle the Seer," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 97, published on .

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Pro: The setup is kind of cool. It’s neat the way the guidebook also predicts your future on a small scale but very accurately.

Con: But the prophecy is a letdown. “Nothing interesting will happen to you for the rest of your life. Go home and be happy.” The whole thing seems like a metaphor for a hypochondriac’s visit to the doctor.

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