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Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) was the author of many novels, including Dawn, Wild Seed, andParable of the Sower. She was the recipient of a MacArthur Award and a Nebula Award, and she twice won the Hugo Award.

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Octavia Butler is a writer who will be with us for a long, long time, and Kindred is that rare magical artifact . . . the novel one returns to, again and again.--Harlan Ellison

"One cannot finish Kindred without feeling changed. It is a shattering work of art with much to say about love, hate, slavery, and racial dilemmas, then and now." --Sam Frank, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner "In Kindred, Octavia Butler creates a road for the impossible and a balm for the unbearable. It is everything the literature of science fiction can be." --Walter Mosley "Truly terrifying . . . A book you'll find hard to put down."--Essence "Butler's books are exceptional . . . She is a realist, writing the most detailed social criticism and creating some of the most fascinating female characters in the genre . . . real women caught in impossible situations."--Dorothy Allison, Village Voice "Butler's literary craftsmanship is superb."--Washington Post Book World "One of the most original, thought-provoking works examining race and identity."--Lynell George, Los Angeles Times This powerful novel about a modern black woman transported back in time to a slave plantation in the antebellum South is the perfect introduction to Butler's work and perspectives for those not usually enamored of science fiction. . .A harrowing, haunting story." --John Marshall, Seattle Post-Intelligencer "No other work of fantasy or science fiction writings brings the intimate environment of the antebellum South to life better than Octavia E. Butler's Kindred." --Kevin Weston, San Francisco Chronicle "A celebrated mainstay of college courses in women's studies and black literature and culture; some colleges require it as mandatory freshman reading." --Linell Smith, The Baltimore Sun "Kindred is as much a novel of psychological horror as it is a novel of science fiction. . .a work of art whose individual accomplishment defies categorization." --Barbara Strickland, The Austin Chronicle "A startling and engrossing commentary on the complex actuality and continuing heritage of American slavery." --Sherley Anne Williams, Ms. "Her books are disturbing, unsettling... In a field dominated by white male authors, Butler's African-American feminist perspective is unique, and uniquely suited to reshape the boundaries of the sci-fi genre." --Bill Glass, L. A. Style

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