A strange swell that infiltrates simple daily life.
Fascinating science fiction that will stimulate your intellect and sensibility alike.
The shining sensibility of South Korean science fiction.
The beautiful and marvelous harmony made by writer Jeong, Soyeon.
New imagination and intellectual stimulation surely are the greatest reasons and delights for adolescents
to read science fiction. Penned based on a careful review of the universe and astronomy, Jeong Soyeon’s
works likewise present such joys.
A collection of a total of fifteen short stories including two new ones, Yeong-hui Nextdoor gathers all of
the works produced by Jeong, who has written steadfastly over the past twelve years. Unlike some science
fiction works, which focus on solid scientific frameworks and can feel abstruse, her prose fiction is
characterized by a style that lyrically and sensitively depicts the strange swells infiltrating extremely simple
lives, thus winning the empathy of a broad readership. As befits a writer concerned with issues including
adolescents, sexual identity, and disability, most of the tales in this volume present the topic of alterity
and earnestly reflects thoughts on differences, which makes for fascinating reading as well. As such, the
book will serve as a good opportunity for teenagers to get a taste of the unique charm of science fiction
and to experience a warmhearted gaze at minorities through literature.