THE TIMES SCIENCE FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH
‘Her fiction is a breath-taking piece of a cinematic art … powerful and graceful’ – Bong Joon-ho, Oscar-winning director of Parasite
’Dazzling’ – The Times
A stunning collection of short fiction by one of South Korea’s most treasured writers, available in English for the first time.
In the title story, an engaged couple working in distant corners of the galaxy plan to arrive on Earth simultaneously and walk down the aisle together. But small incidents wreak havoc on their vast journeys, pushing the date of their wedding far into the future. As centuries pass on Earth and the land and climate change, one thing is constant: the desire of the lovers to be together.
Through two pairs of interlinked stories stories, Kim explores the driving forces of humanity – love, hope, creation, destruction, and the very meaning of existence.