As per the title, I'd like to ask a question about The Left Hand of God.

I've found only this question about it, but it's just a story identification question, so I'm not sure I can take the existence of that question as a positive answer to my question here on meta.


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In short, yes. The book itself seems to be a bit of a rag-bag of various medieval fantasy tropes plus a soupçon of dystopia, alternative worlds and a self-insert hero with overt super powers (to whit, the ability to determine how an enemy will attack before they do so).

“I can read what you’re going to do,” said Cale. “The instant you start to move. It’s just a fraction faster than before my injury, but it’s always enough. No one can read what I’m going to do, no matter how quick or experienced they are.”

Note also that the book is marketed as "Fantasy and Supernatural" by the publisher.

  • Thank you very much. In case you're interested, I've posted the question here.
    – Enlico
    Dec 5, 2020 at 21:50
  • Atium burning ?
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Dec 5, 2020 at 22:15
  • @Randal'Thor - Something like that. It's not really that explicit how his powers work, other than that they do, that they appear to be the result of a random head-trauma-related accident and that they a) can't be replicated and b) are sufficiently conspicuous that they merit extensive experimentation by the authorities.
    – Valorum
    Dec 5, 2020 at 22:20

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