Look up the author of Kindred, Octavia Butler, and find out about her books and as a writer. Consider the time period in which she lived and wrote and her genre of sci-fi. What was unique about her? Write a brief reflection on Butler and whether knowing more about her gives you a different perspective on Kindred.
Well the author was a unique gem among her people, and I mean the sci-fi writers, being a woman first, as well as a black woman secondly, a thing unheard of in the writing world. She struggled hard to have her work published, to be taken with any seriousness, finally having a book published and her name offered out there as well.
Having read a brief excerpt of her past and her life, I don’t see how her life experience had a great deal to do with the book, other than Dana’s life in the 20th century the author and main character struggled with some of the same writing issues.