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South Korea

Entry updated 1 December 2021. Tagged: International.

A full entry for sf in South Korea must await a contributor fluent in its language and able to report from the inside on the development of the genre there, and on untranslated works. Authors from South Korea who have entries in this encyclopedia are Bok Geo-Il, Un-Su Kim, Chang-rae Lee and Peter Tieryas.

South Korean contributions to Cinema include the Japanese co-production 2009: Lost Memories (2002), the Kaiju vehicle Yonggary (1999; vt Yonggari; vt Yonggary: 2001 Upgrade Edition; vt Reptilian), Space Sweepers (2021; original title Seungriho) and Taekoesu Yonggary (1967; vt Yongary, Monster from the Deep). Contributions to Television include Byoreseo on Geudae ["You Who Came From the Stars"] (2013-2014; vt My Love from the Star); Anyong Hanneunim ["Hello God"] (2006), an adaptation of Flowers for Algernon; and Goong ["Palace"] (2006; vt Princess Hours; vt Princess, circa 2007). The country is also a major centre for Videogame and Online Worlds development. [DRL]

see also: Jaroslav Olša Jr;.

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