On the Origin of Species and Other Stories (Paperback)
After a long, award winning run in Korea, many of Bo-Young's stories make their English language debut in this frankly beautiful collection (need I wax poetic on the enchanting typeface and hot pink flash pages?)--Kaya press has done it again! Prepare to be swept away into the surprising worlds of these philosophical science parables that offer an ever evolving picture of the meaning and uses of humanity in a post-human world. Fun fact for Bong Joon Ho fans: Kim Bo-Young was a consultant on Snowpiercer.— From Lara
New adventures in posthuman sci-fi from the author of I'm Waiting for You
Longlisted for National Book Award in Translated Literature, 2021Straddling science fiction, fantasy and myth, the writings of award-winning author Bo-Young Kim have garnered a cult following in South Korea, where she is widely acknowledged as a pioneer and inspiration. On the Origin of Species makes available for the first time in English some of Kim's most acclaimed stories, as well as an essay on science fiction. Her strikingly original, thought-provoking work teems with human and non-human beings, all of whom are striving to survive through evolution, whether biologically, technologically or socially. Kim's literature of ideas offers some of the most rigorous and surprisingly poignant reflections on posthuman existence being written today. Bo-Young Kim (born 1975) won the inaugural Korean Science & Technology Creative Writing Award with her first published novella in 2004 and has gone on to win the annual South Korean SF Novel Award three times. In addition to writing, she regularly serves as a lecturer, juror and editor of sci-fi anthologies, and served as a consultant to Parasite director Bong Joon Ho's earlier sci-fi film Snowpiercer. She has novellas forthcoming from HarperCollins in 2021. She lives in Gangwon Province, South Korea, with her family.