“This is going to be a tumultuous year.”Smith and Lee call themselves publishers, translators and annotators — not authors — because the predictions in the “Pocket Chinese Almanac” are from Warwick Wong, a geomancer in Hong Kong. In late 2019, months before the first coronavirus case was recorded in New York, Wong told the couple, “Find a safe place to hide — there’ll be a disaster.” He did not specify what the disaster would be. Smith and Lee, who live on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, were introduced to Wong by the publisher of a Chinese-language almanac that they wanted to adapt. Good luck ‘in decline’Smith and Lee told me they had checked with Wong for additional guidance about 2024 after this year’s almanacs arrived from the printer. The post An Almanac Publisher’s 2024 Prediction: ‘Tumultuous’ appeared first on New York Times.