Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. ButlerKindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

byOctavia E. ButlerIllustratorJohn JenningsAdapterDamian Duffy

Hardcover | January 10, 2017

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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium

Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format.

More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. 
Butler’s most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre–Civil War South. As she time-travels between worlds, one in which she is a free woman and one where she is part of her own complicated familial history on a southern plantation, she becomes frighteningly entangled in the lives of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder and one of Dana’s own ancestors, and the many people who are enslaved by him.
Held up as an essential work in feminist, science-fiction, and fantasy genres, and a cornerstone of the Afrofuturism movement, there are over 500,000 copies of Kindred in print. The intersectionality of race, history, and the treatment of women addressed within the original work remain critical topics in contemporary dialogue, both in the classroom and in the public sphere.
Frightening, compelling, and richly imagined, Kindred offers an unflinching look at our complicated social history, transformed by the graphic novel format into a visually stunning work for a new generation of readers.
Octavia Estelle Butler (1947–2006), often referred to as the “grand dame of science fiction,” was born in Pasadena, California, on June 22, 1947. She received an Associate of Arts degree in 1968 from Pasadena City College, and also attended California State University in Los Angeles and the University of California, Los Angeles. Butler...
Title:Kindred: A Graphic Novel AdaptationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 0.88 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:Abrams ComicArtsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:141970947X

ISBN - 13:9781419709470

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Kindred is one of my favourite books, and I was incredibly excited to see it was being adapted into a graphic novel. I’ve finally read it and was not disappointed. In fact, it blew me away. The bulk of the storyline is there, and the artwork is stunning. There is a harsh, frantic quality to the drawings, which just increased my anxiety level as I stepped back into Butler’s world. It’s a perfect complement to her words. You don’t need to have read the original novel in order to appreciate this adaptation - but of course I will always recommend you do check it out!
Date published: 2018-08-26

Editorial Reviews

 "A compelling, masterly graphic novel for all libraries serving teens..."