u003cbu003eInstant #1u003ciu003e New York Timesu003c/iu003e Bestselleru003cbru003eu003cbu003eWinner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Adaptation from Another Mediumu003c/bu003eu003cbru003eu003cbru003e Octavia E. Butler's bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, u003ciu003eKindredu003c/iu003e, now in graphic novel format. u003c/bu003eu003cbru003e u003cbru003e More than 35 years after its release, u003ciu003eKindredu003c/iu003e 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. u003cbru003e u003cbru003e 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.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e 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 u003ciu003eKindredu003c/iu003e 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.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e Frightening, compelling, and richly imagined, u003ciu003eKindredu003c/iu003e 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.