FX’s Kindred series feels like a pale shadow of Octavia Butler’s seminal story

When Octavia Butler’s Kindred — a novel that blends elements of genre and historical fiction to illustrate some of the harshest realities about the antebellum South — was first published in 1979, there were no other books like it. Through fantasy, Butler challenged her readers to understand the US’s history of enslaving Black people as a horrific, foundational part of its identity whose long-lasting impacts continue to reverberate across time and space. FX’s new Kindred clearly wants to do something similar and gets right to the business of trying to accomplish that goal.

Source: FX’s Kindred series feels like a pale shadow of Octavia Butler’s seminal story – The Verge

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