My rating: <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2707903703">5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
MELANIN is an absolutely extraordinary science fiction short story that inspired in me more hope than I have experienced in decades. The concept that there could be aliens who are not bent on invasion, destruction, or colonization, not after stealing Earth's resources; the idea that there is anyone in the Universe bent on pacifism and aid--is so compelling that I shall never forget this story. The downside of reading this was its exploration of an America post-Trump, worse than the current climate of hatred and supremacy. Thank goodness the story offers a way out--hope, change, and a new beginning. Mike Freeman has superbly delineated today, the inevitable future, and a potential positive future. I've not been so powerfully affected since reading Walter Mosley's JOHN WOMAN.
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