America, 2028. Reparations for the nation's colonial past is the law of the land. A supercomputer processes historical documents to calculate each citizen's Debit Score. Reality TV shows and religious cults help the nation atone for its sins. This is the story of everyday people caught in the crossfire between idealism and technology.
"Reparations USA" is the frantically inventive future history of the United States that is filled with heart, humor, and a diverse cast of sympathetic characters. Part action adventure, part ideology study, and part dystopian alarm call, this efficient novel takes you deep within the surveillance state where no deed—past or present—is innocent.
Philip Wyeth's overwhelming vision creates an entire world within itself, and in taking inspiration from both satire and classic social commentary sci-fi, might even help readers better understand events taking place in the "current year."
This is Book One of the "Reparations" series. 37,000 words.