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Aftermath
Aftermath
Author: LeVar Burton
2012: The first black president is assassinated. — 2015: The economic and social fabric collapse amidst civil war. — 2019: The federal government dissolves, leaving a continent of homeless refugees and armed militias. — Aftermath: A desperate land needs a miracle. Suddenly, three strangers--a derelict ex-physicist, a little girl, a Lakota shaman--a...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446605014
ISBN-10: 0446605018
Publication Date: 12/1997
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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2.9 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Aspect
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 4
Yes - this book is written by LeVar Burton. Yes - the LeVar Burton from Reading Rainbow, and the LeVar Burton who played Geordi Laforge in Star Trek: TNG. I originally bought the book just because it was written by Geordi. I was sad to find that the book wasn't written for me - a simple, colorless science fiction fan. The book was made, and he prefaced this by saying, for black science fiction fans so they could have black heroes to look up to.

While I think that's great, it really was glareing throughout the novel that was what he was trying to accomplish. While this book has some really good ideas, and some very scary ones that seem awfully plausible to me (One word: skinners!), the race issue was just too prevalent for me to have enjoyed it much.

But, hey, it was written by Geordi - definitely worth a once over for a fan!
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