Octavia Butler's classic "Kindred" and her
race-based brand of sci-fi debut on screen
By NABJ Black News & Views
For decades, “Kindred” by the late Octavia Butler has been held up as the prime literary example of Black-oriented science fiction. The story involves a modern-day Black woman named Dana James who is pulled into life as an enslaved person on a plantation. The screen adaptation by playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins premieres today on FX by Hulu. Here are images from the limited series staring Mallori Johnson.