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Win copies of the Kindred and Parable of the Sower Graphic Novels

Win copies of the Kindred and Parable of the Sower Graphic Novels

Abram Books is giving Black speculative fans an opportunity to win not one but two graphic novels that are beautiful adaptations of the queen of Black Sci-Fi—Octavia E. Butler. If you read the books already, prepare to be visually stunned by the graphic novels.

Kindred, the graphic novel is already a New York Times Bestseller. In 2017, Fabulize interviewed John Jennings who is an Illustrator and Visual Studies professor who works with Damian Duffy. The two are working together again to launch Parable of the Sower a new Butler graphic novel that will be available in Jan 2020. If you love Butler’s work you do not want to miss the opportunity to have these graphic novels in your collection.

These graphic novels are a great introduction to Butler’s works. The imagery is raw and emotionally and it flows with the storyline perfectly. Even if you have read her books, the graphic novels are exquisite visual works of art. They would definitely stand-out in your home library.

About Kindred
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.

About Parable of the Sower
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

So here is how you can win the graphic novels. You first visit this website and enter your email address. You have until Dec. 16th to enter. Good luck!

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