TBT: | LeVar Burton Reads Space and Time (kind of)

I was reminded the other day (thank you, Anthony R. Rhodes!) that LeVar Burton has an episode where he reads “The Simplest Equation” by Nicky Drayden.*

Since that story was first published in issue #120 (Spring 2014), that’s almost like LeVar Burton is actually reading Space and Time magazine itself. That’s how I’m thinking of it anyways.

I tend to avoid math whenever possible, but Drayden’s story about appreciating differences in an advanced mathematics class is far from dry equations. Listening to LeVar Burton read it makes it even better. The original story was illustrated by Douglas Draper, Jr.

If you are lucky enough to have a copy of issue #120 you can read along. If not, I actually have around 25 original issues on hand. Send me an email (angelayurikosmith@gmail.com) if you’re interested in owning this back issue.

Listen to LaVar Burton read “The Simplest Equation” by Nicky Drayden here.

Learn more about Nicky Drayden here.

*In issue #120 of Space and Time magazine the author’s name has a different spelling. For the sake of simplicity, I’m adopting the spelling she currently uses on her website.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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2 Responses to TBT: | LeVar Burton Reads Space and Time (kind of)

  1. Marge Simon says:

    Next time you see LeVar, be sure to get a couple autographed! Wow! This is really amazing news. Angela! It’s hard not to see LeVar as Kunte Kinte or Geordie. Loved him reading on Reading Rainbow.

  2. Antony R. Rhodes says:

    Angela,
    Thank you for locating and posting the magazine illustration that accompanied the story. Douglas Draper is very talented and I wondered what approach he took with this tale.

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