Uses imagination unique to the genre to explore the post-COVID-19 future of 2035.
- Book Intro
(English) The 2035 SF Mystery
A convergence of science fiction, a genre that contemplates the future of humankind at the forefront of the era, and a mystery that studies the depth of humanity. The project stemmed from the idea to have writers representing each of their fields imagine the near future where the aftermath of COVID-19 has come to an end. At its basic themes, the book illustrates what could happen if factors such as human clones, refugee accommodation, genome editing, teleportation, and megalopolis emerge in our world.
It was released exclusively on Millie, and with enthusiastic response from readers, “The Corn Field and My Brother” by Cheon Seon-ran and “Sophisticated Murder” by Hwang Se-yeon are to be turned into a TV series.
“The Corn Field and My Brother”
A vast field with overgrown corn plants. A boy who is trapped in his own world. And his gentle older brother who always stays by his side. To the boy, his brother means the world, more reliable than his own parents. His brother coughs up blood and passes out one day, and from then on, he goes back and forth to the hospital every day to receive treatment, only to die in the end. The death deeply saddens his parents, and the boy cannot believe that his brother no longer exists. While wandering through the corn field, as always, he runs into his brother. It feels eerie that his brother is back from the dead, and that there is a number written on his ankle. But he is happier to reunite with his beloved brother. Insisting that he can’t come back to the house yet, his brother lives in the field for a few days, eating the food that the boy brings. Meanwhile, the boy’s parents bring home another brother—the third brother who is perfectly healthy, without any illness. He hugs the boy gently, like he always did, but it feels somewhat awkward and different. Days go by, and at the request of his brother hiding in the corn field, the boy unlocks the window. He hears sounds of someone opening the window and swinging a blunt object. The next morning, which brother will be coming out of that door? The second brother or the third brother? And this is not the end. The boy hears someone calling his name from the corn field. There, he sees a fourth brother.
- About the Author
Cheon Seonran et al.
(English) Cheon Seonran, Hanyi, Kim Ewhan, Hwang Seyeon, Do Jinki, Jeon Heyjin, Yoon Jayoung, Han Saema, Djuna
Since 2004, author Kim Ehwan has published 14 novels and co-written dozens of short story collections. He is the winner of the 2009 Multi Literary Award, an excellence award at the 2011 Young Writer Award, and another excellence award for his novel at the 2017 SF Awards. His short story Your Metamorphosis was translated into nine languages by the magazine Koreana and was later exported to France. The novels The Orb of Despair and Superheroes Now are to be adapted into comics in Japan.
A biology teacher who writes mystery novels, author Yun Ja-yeong made her literary debut after receiving a rookie award from the seasonal magazine Mystery in 2015, as well as a rookie award at the Korea Mystery Literature Award in 2019. Her teen science novel A Strange Graduation Trip was selected as the “Outstanding Science Book,” and the “Best Book of 2020 by Bookseed”.