What to Read After Kindred by Octavia Butler

Parable of the Sower & Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler

Since its publication in 1979, Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred remains her most popular book. This story of a black woman who goes back and forth in time between the antebellum south and Los Angeles in the late 1970s is not only compelling but representative of what the science fiction genre can accomplish in the hands of a knowledgeable and talented author.

Fortunately, this isn’t Butler’s only title; her body of work is full of innovative, thought-provoking, and unique stories that transcend the science fiction genre.

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About Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler, often referred to as the “grand dame of science fiction,” was the author of several award-winning novels including Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents, winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel. Recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant and numerous literary awards, she has been acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations in stories that range from the distant past to the far future. She passed away on February 24, 2006.