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Into Every Generation a Slayer Is Born

By: Evan Ross Katz
Narrated by: Evan Ross Katz,Deanna Anthony
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Publisher's Summary

Explore the history and cultural impact of a groundbreaking television show adored by old and new fans alike: Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Over the course of its seven-year run, Buffy the Vampire Slayer cultivated a loyal fandom and featured a strong, complex female lead, at a time when such a character was a rarity. Evan Ross Katz explores the show’s cultural relevance through a book that is part oral history, part celebration, and part memoir of a personal fandom that has universal resonance still, decades later.

Katz - with the help of the show’s cast, creators, and crew - reveals that although Buffy contributed to important conversations about gender, sexuality, and feminism, it was not free of internal strife, controversy, and shortcomings. Men - both on screen and off - would taint the show’s reputation as a feminist masterpiece, and changing networks, amongst other factors, would drastically alter the show’s tone.

Katz addresses these issues and more, including interviews with stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Charisma Carpenter, Emma Caulfield, Amber Benson, James Marsters, Anthony Stewart Head, Seth Green, Marc Blucas, Nicholas Brendon, Danny Strong, Tom Lenk, Bianca Lawson, Julie Benz, Clare Kramer, K. Todd Freeman, Sharon Ferguson; and writers Douglas Petrie, Jane Espenson, and Drew Z. Greenberg; as well as conversations with Buffy fanatics and friends of the cast including Stacey Abrams, Cynthia Erivo, Lee Pace, Claire Saffitz, Tavi Gevinson, and Selma Blair.

Into Every Generation a Slayer Is Born engages with the very notion of fandom, and the ways a show like Buffy can influence not only how we see the world but how we exist within it.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2022 Evan Ross Katz (P)2022 Hachette Books

Critic Reviews

"Evan has produced the definitive feast for Buffy Buffs!" (Andy Cohen)

"Evan Ross Katz has jumped into the world of Buffy in a way no one ever has before. I’m in awe of the way Evan loves Buffy, cares about Buffy, and writes about Buffy. Each chapter reignited my love for the show in a new kind of way. This book is a deep dive and a love letter and a brilliant reminder that a good piece of art can live on far past a series finale.” (Kiernan Shipka)

"As someone who didn't watch Buffy until meeting Evan, his fandom, understanding, and total embrace of the nuance and complexities of the show ravages this book, and turns a chambré viewer into a fangirl. His writing is fresh, and so are his perspectives - through reading, you contemplate the series through his eyes and discover new vantage points through anecdotes from those orbiting the Buffy universe. Not only is the show iconic, so is this author." (Christopher John Rogers)

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For every Buffy fan

I loved this book so much. So much insight. So many angles covered. Pity not all the cast made themselves available, but it’s wonderful regardless.

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Big Buffy Fan but not for me

I enjoyed the recap of the show but I bought this audio for some escapism not to be lectured on how inconsequential someone must be for liking Donald Trump. It amazes me that authors feel free to criticise one side of a political party, knowing 50% of the population would take offence to it. Of course they have every right to do this, as I have the right not to purchase their work. Unfortunately I can’t get a refund. I only listened to half the audio.

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brilliant

I laughed, smiled and cried. this was an eye opening and enthralling listen. so glad a found this!

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loved it!

loved it!
the in depth recaps of the shows was a bit too much in depth for me at times.... but that's just because I have watched every episode more times than I can count 🤣 and I was eager to hear the behind the scenes stuff. great read!

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Amazing!

As an obsessed fan, I loved every minute of this book and I'm so glad it was written!

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A must for all buffy fans

A fantastic insight into the show and making of buffy. Great interviews with cast and crew and gives you an even bigger respect for SMG as an actress and person. Love the audio clips from the show throughout. Thoroughly enjoyed it

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if you love buffy

if you love(d) Buffy at any point in your life. ypu will love this book also 🖤

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