Synopses & Reviews
-- "Aftermath" (Aspect, 1/97) had a first hardcover printing of 35,000 copies, and was a Wordstock bestseller.
-- LeVar Burton is extremely well-known, both for his role as Kunta Kinte in Alex Haley's Roots, and for his long-running as Lt. Cmdr. Geordi LaForge on the hugely popular Star Trek "RM": The Next Generation television series.
-- Burton toured extensively to promote the hardcover, generating enormous excitement.
-- Also available as a Time warner AudioBook "TM" .
The United States of 2019 is a very different place. Economic depression, an enormous earthquake, and the assassination of a black President-elect have turned the country into a war zone. Four people, each as different and troubled as the next, are the nation's last hope. But can they overcome the devastation and build a new world?
"This tale of people acting as bad as they want to be vs. others who just want to do the right thing marks an entertaining debut". -- Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Burton's writing is solid and poised". -- Denver Post
"Burton is only in the initial stage of his writing career...but he has already mastered the art of keeping readers turning pages". -- Booklist
"Epic, along the lines of The Stand; spiritual, along the lines of The Seven Arrows. LeVar Burton created a world in which devastation leads to the possibility of redemption. I highly recommend this book!" -- Whoopi Goldberg
Read the novel that implied there would be a world so drastically different from the path we were on, and be shocked by the striking similarities to where we are now by television star, LeVar Burton.
What if the United States of America were a very different place in 2019? Back into the 1990's the world diverged from what we know today. First there was economic depression and Americans found themselves struggling in ways unfathomable. Then there's an enormous earthquake making the country feel like things can't get any worse. Only for the assassination of a Black President-elect to turn the country into a war zone. Now four people, each as different and troubled as the next, are the nation's last hope. But can they overcome the devastation and build a new world?
The acclaimed actor's shockingly prescient novel of speculative fiction "presents a near-future United States torn apart by civil war and deep racial strife" (Tampa Bay Times). For the first time ever, available as an audiobook read by the author.
America today is teetering on the edge of the alarming vision presented in LeVar Burton's debut novel, written more than two decades ago . . .
In 2012, the first African American president is assassinated by a white extremist--just four days after he is elected. The horrific tragedy leads to riots, financial collapse, and ultimately, a full-on civil war. In its aftermath, millions are left homeless as famine and disease spread throughout the country.
But from Chicago, a mysterious voice cries out . . .
To Leon Crane, a former NASA scientist now struggling to survive on the streets, the pleas he hears remind him of the wife he could not save--and offer him a chance at redemption.
To Jacob Fire Cloud, a revered Lakota medicine man, the voice is a sign that the White Buffalo Woman has returned to unite all the races in peace and prosperity.
And to little Amy Ladue, the cries are those of her mother, who disappeared during the devastating St. Louis earthquake--and who must still be alive.
These three strangers will be drawn together to rescue someone they have never met, a woman who holds the key to a new future for humanity--one remarkably brimming with hope.
"LeVar Burton brings a strong new voice to science fiction with this powerful, even disturbing, novel." --Ben Bova, New York Times-bestselling author
"An amazingly good first novel." --Rocky Mountain News
"I highly recommend this book " --Whoopi Goldberg