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Win the Kindred and Parable of the Sower Graphic Novels!

Your Octavia Butler collection isn't complete without these gorgeously illustrated adaptations. Enter to win!

In 2018, Damian Duffy and illustrator John Jennings teamed up to breathe new life into the Octavia Butler masterpiece Kindred. The result was a #1 bestselling graphic novel that paid tribute to, and elevated, Butler's time travel classic about a modern black woman navigating the horrors of the Antebellum South.

This January, Duffy and Jennings will release their second collaboration. In Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, readers are taken not to the past, but to a terrifying future—a dystopian America plagued by violence and poverty. From this chaos emerges an unlikely heroine named Lauren, whose deep empathy and visions of tomorrow lead her to establish a potentially world-saving faith. With illustrations that leap off the page and thoughtful adaptive choices, Duffy and Jennings' forthcoming project makes for a perfect companion to Butler's timeless tale of survival.

In anticipation of Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, we've partnered with Abrams Books on an exciting new giveaway. One grand prize winner and five runners up will win one, or both, Octavia Butler graphic novels!

Grand Prize:

  • Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
  • Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Runners Up:

  • Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

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About the Books

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Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

By Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, John Jennings

The follow-up to Kindred, the #1 bestseller, comes Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking dystopian novel.

In this graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, by Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award-winning team behind the #1 bestseller Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, the author portrays a searing vision of America’s future. In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher’s daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny . . . and the birth of a new faith.

Releases: January 28, 2020

Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

By Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, John Jennings

Buy Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation at Amazon

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

By Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, John Jennings

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller: 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.

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

By Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, John Jennings

For full details, see official rules. 

Note: The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, DC who are 18 years of age and older by December 2, 2019.

Published on 02 Dec 2019

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