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THE TIMES SCIENCE FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH 'Her fiction is a breath-taking piece of a cinematic art ... powerful and graceful' - Bong Joon-ho, Oscar-winning director of Parasite 'Dazzling' - The Times A stunning collection of short fiction by one of South Korea's most treasured writers, available in English for the first time.

In the title story, an engaged couple working in distant corners of the galaxy plan to arrive on Earth simultaneously and walk down the aisle together. But small incidents wreak havoc on their vast journeys, pushing the date of their wedding far into the future. As centuries pass on Earth and the land and climate change, one thing is constant: the desire of the lovers to be together.

Through two pairs of interlinked stories stories, Kim explores the driving forces of humanity - love, hope, creation, destruction, and the very meaning of existence.
By:   Kim Bo-Young
Translated by:   Sophie Bowman, Sung Ryu
Imprint:   Voyager
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   420g
ISBN:   9780008433802
ISBN 10:   0008433801
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   05 May 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kim Bo-young is one of Korea's most unique and important authors. Her first published work of fiction, a novella titled 'The Experience of Touch', unanimously won the award for the best novella at the Korean Science & Technology Creative Writing Awards in 2004. In 2010 she published a two-volume collection of short stories, The Story Goes That Far and An Evolutionary Myth. 2013 saw the publication of her first novel, The Seven Executioners, which won the South Korean SF Award. Kim's work enjoys widespread popularity in Korea and has been praised by award-winning film directors Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon-ho. She acted as a script advisor for Bong's 2013 film Snowpiercer.

Reviews for Im Waiting for You: And Other Stories

'Her fiction is a breath-taking piece of a cinematic art itself. Reminiscent of the world we experienced in The Matrix, Inception, and Dark City, still it leads us to this entirely original structure, which is a ground-breaking, mystic literary and cinematic experience. Indeed, powerful and graceful' Bong Joon-ho, Oscar-winning director of Parasite 'She created a world that Hollywood will never be able to imitate' Han Song, Yinhe Award-winning author, on The Day Nien Comes


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