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KINDRED BY OCTAVIA E BUTLER Kindred was the very first book by Octavia Butler that I read Unlike many science-fiction writers she spends no time discussing the dynamics of time travel which for a tale of this emotional magnitude is a good thing Kindred is hard book to read and it leaves you with so many questions I have never looked at history in quite the same way That is the hallmark of good writing when it leaves you with much to think about Also Octavia Butler was the only black woman writing science fiction at the time and so she became a role model to me I dont normally enjoy science fiction novels but this story was a major exception due to the fact that it was so interesting and I was really intrigued by the writing of Octavia Butler who is a very realistic as well as unique writer The reason Kindred is so unique is because of Butlers distinctive style and outlook I really liked the style and subject choice of this novel and the fact that Butler decided to add to the story the idea of moral choice which is one of the hardest choices any persons can face Kindred utilizes the devices of science fiction in order to answer the question how could anybody be a slave A woman from the twentieth century Dana is repeatedly brought back in time by her slave-owning ancestor Rufus when his life is endangered She chooses to save him knowing that because of her actions a free-born black woman will eventually become his slave and her own grandmother When forced to live the life of a slave Dana realizes she is not as strong as her ancestors Unable to will herself back to her own time and unable to tolerate the institution of slavery she attempts to run away and is caught within a few hours
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