“Brilliant narratives about a diversity of women” A soft regression and collapse, depicted by Jeon Hye-jin, the flag bearer of Korean feminist science fiction
- Book Intro
(English) Atlantis Girl
“Brilliant narratives about a diversity of women”
A soft regression and collapse, depicted by Jeon Hye-jin, the flag bearer of Korean feminist science fiction
Tender and affectionate stories subverting a crude and violent world in an elegant way
The first collection of science fiction stories by Jeon Hye-jin, the winner of a writing contest held by Science Fiction World, the science fiction magazine with the largest circulation in the world.
Countless writers write countless books. The author has been prolifically writing and publishing in recent years the kind of books for which she, in her own words, “awaited for twenty years but no one wrote.” Through the novel, 280 Days: Who Said Pregnancy Was Beautiful? (Gufic Publishing, 2019) she poses the question, “What does it mean to be a pregnant woman working in Korea?” Then in Finding the Tradition of Science Fiction in Romance Comics (Gufic Publishing, 2020), a book of essays shedding new light on the science fiction romance comics that have been widely read in Korea in the past three decades, she sets down a list of science fiction romance comics that should not be missed.
She has also published, one after the other, Women Who Became Ghosts (Hyeonamsa Publishing, 2021), a book that examines the lives of women in old ghost stories, and Why We Love Math (Jisangbooks, 2021), a book about twenty-nine women mathematicians who achieved impossible dreams. For children, she has written Marie Curie of Our Class (Little See & Talk, 2020), a book about women scientists, as well as Ada of Our Class (Little See & Talk, 2021). It is very clear what the author wants to write about. Could she be more consistent? And what is the impetus for such consistency?
- About the Author
(English) Jeon has been writing about women and their stories in the genres of manhwa, webtoons, thrillers, sci-fi, history horror, and even nonfiction. In the field of nonfiction, she brings readers’ attention to the veiled stories of women in Women Who Become Unearthly Ghosts, The Genealogy of Sci-Fi in Romance Manhwa, and Why We Love Math, the latter of which is about 29 women mathematicians. Her novels include The One at a Needle’s End, 280 Days, and Atlantis Girl. Her short stories are included in In This Beautiful World and We Summon Ghosts. She also published a collection of her essays titled By the Cottage Window in the Book Forest.
The winner of a writing contest held in 2019 by China's Science Fiction World