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Kindred

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"Everything the literature of science fiction can be." --Walter Mosley "That rare magical artifact ...the novel one returns to again and again." --Harlan Ellison Kindred, Octavia Butler's literary science-fiction masterpiece first published in 1979, tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and mysteriously transported from her home in 1970s California to the antebellum South. Dana moves between worlds: one in which she is a free woman and another where she is part of a complicated familial history on a southern plantation, forced to interact with and save the life of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder and one of her ancestors. Frightening, compelling and richly detailed, Kindred takes an imagined yet unstinting look at our complicated social history. Adapted as a graphic novel by celebrated academics Damian Duffy and John Jennings with the full co-operation of the Butler estate, Kindred explores the violence, sexuality, loss of humanity and twisted relationships engendered by slavery, in a format that introduces the work to a new generation of readers.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 176 x 249 x 23mm | 840g
  • Abrams
  • Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 240 4-colour illustrations
  • 141970947X
  • 9781419709470
  • 37,853

Review quote

"A glorious tribute to Octavia Butler's masterpiece. Extraordinary."--Junot Diaz "Pulitzer Prize-winning author " "Wonderful. Captures the essence of Octavia Butler's vision even as it demonstrates the superlative skills of Duffy and Jennings."--Nalo Hopkinson "author of Skin Folk, The New Moon's Arms, and Sisters Mine " "Kindred is a perfect candidate for the graphic-novel medium--Damian Duffy's taut adaptation and John Jennings's tense, electric renderings vibrate throughout, pacing and containing, then pushing every ounce of discomfort to the forefront. Comics and science fiction exploit their greatest shared strength by illuminating the mundane that surrounds us, allowing any reader to critique and process our world with new vision."--Nate Powell "Eisner-Award winning and New York Times bestselling graphic novelist of March, The Year "show more

About Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler was an award-winning writer widely considered the best science-fiction writer of her generation. John Jennings is Associate Professor of Visual Studies at SUNY-Buffalo and has written several works on African American comics creators. Damian Duffy is a cartoonist, writer, letterer and PhD candidate at the Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the University of Illinois.show more

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1,446 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
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3 13% (193)
2 3% (43)
1 1% (12)
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