LeVar Burton Reads

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The best short fiction, handpicked by the world’s greatest storyteller. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Roots, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends wi...Show More
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45:06 | Jul 11th, 2017

A mathematician has discovered a formula that explains the universe and makes it possible to manipulate human bodies and emotions. "What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky" is the title story of L...Show More

polkadotkat recommended:

Love the way this made me think.

49:45 | Aug 29th, 2017

An immigrant mother tries to bond with her American-born son by creating a magical paper menagerie. This story appears in Ken Liu's collection THE PAPER MENAGERIE AND OTHER STORIES, available now from...Show More

amyelle recommended:

This episode is wonderful.

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49:36 | Jul 18th, 2017

A man is contacted by a 102-year-old woman with an unusual and seemingly impossible request. "Graham Greene" appears in Percival Everett's collection HALF AN INCH OF WATER, available from Graywolf Pre...Show More

45:41 | Jan 28th

A sentient robot searches for her purpose in a post-war world. This story was originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction magazine in March 2007. It is available in THE BEST OF ELIZABETH BEAR. ...Show More

48:24 | Aug 27th, 2019

A themed restaurant presents a very unique opportunity to its patrons. This story appears in N.K. Jemisin's collection HOW LONG 'TIL BLACK FUTURE MONTH? This episode is sponsored by The Great C...Show More

adam_p recommended:

This bit of short fiction by SciFi/Fantasy luminary Jemisin is captivating and surprising in all the ways fiction should be.

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