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South Korea

Entry updated 15 January 2024. 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 Taekoesu Yonggary (1967; vt Yongary, Monster from the Deep); the Kaiju vehicle Yonggary (1999; vt Yonggari; vt Yonggary: 2001 Upgrade Edition; vt Reptilian); the scatological sf comedy Aachi & Ssipak (2006); the Japanese co-production 2009: Lost Memories (2002); and Space Sweepers (2021; original title Seungriho). Contributions to Television include Anyong Hanneunim ["Hello God"] (2006), an adaptation of Flowers for Algernon; Goong ["Palace"] (2006; vt Princess Hours; vt Princess, circa 2007); and Byoreseo on Geudae ["You Who Came From the Stars"] (2013-2014; vt My Love from the Star). The country is also a major centre for Videogame and Online Worlds development. [DRL]

see also: Jaroslav Olša Jr;.

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