HUGO AWARD-WINNING SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY MAGAZINE
An Evolutionary Myth
Our fifth podcast for May is “An Evolutionary Myth” written by Bo-young Kim, translated by Gord Sellar and Jihyun Park, and read by Kate Baker.
Originally published in Korean in HappySF, Volume 2, 2006.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kim Bo-young is one of South Korea's most active and important SF authors. Her first published work of fiction, a novella titled "The Experience of Touch" (2002), received the award for best novella in the first round of the Korean Science & Technology Creative Writing Awards in 2004. Since then, she has published numerous works of short fiction in assorted Korean SF anthologies and magazines. 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 first annual South Korean SF novel award (a prize launched in 2014). Kim enjoys widespread popularity and support among Korean SF fandom, and on the strength of her fiction writing, she was recruited by Bong Joon-ho to serve as a script advisor during the development of his film Snowpiercer. She lives in Gangwon Province, South Korea with her family, and continues to write while operating a farm that produces peppers and chillies.
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