I’m Waiting for You and Other Stories review

I'm Waiting for You and Other StoriesI’m Waiting for You and Other Stories by Kim Bo-young

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I really really liked the first and last stories. I just could not get into the second and third ones, although even so I was impressed by the world-building. Part of the problem is that I was expecting shorter stories, but I wouldn’t call four stories in 300+ pages “short”. (and it’s maybe not a coincidence that the first and last stories are shorter than average!)

(and if you read this, definitely read the reader’s notes for the first and last stories to see how they came into being – very sweet!)

It was neat to read “foreign” sci-fi, especially after I couldn’t bring myself to read “The Three Body Problem” for ethical reasons (since the author supports the Xinjiang re-education camps). Will definitely seek out more stories by Kim Bo-young in the future, but Ted Chiang is still my favorite sci-fi short story author 🙂



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