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 won the annual South Korean SF novel award (a prize launched in 2014) twice. She has a number of works forthcoming in English translation in the United States, including three novellas to be published by HarperCollins and a short story collection to be published by Kaya Press. She lives in Gangwon Province, South Korea with her family.

Bo-young Kim has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

How Alike Are We

FICTION by Bo-young Kim, translated by Jihyun Park and Gord Sellar in Issue 157 – October 2019

There’s something I can’t see. I’ve been constantly obsessed by the thought of it. The problem was that there was no way to detect something I was unable to see. Intrinsically, it makes no sense—like trying to know the unknowable. For the past year of this voyage, there’s been something inside this ship that I […]

An Evolutionary Myth

FICTION by Bo-young Kim, translated by Gord Sellar and Jihyun Park in Issue 104 – May 2015

In the fourth month of the seventh year, in the summer, the King went fishing at the Go-ahn pond, and caught a white fish with red wings. In the tenth month of the twenty-fifth year, in the winter, the envoy of the Kingdom of Buyeo came and presented a deer with three antlers and a […]