Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

A String of Human Villains Brings Out the Zombie Berserker Rage – The Joseon Zombie Annals, Part 2

Continuing our look at the Joseon Zombie Annals webcomic by Gonma (조선좀비실록- 곤마), we pick it up in chapter 10. http://comic.naver.com/webtoon/detail.nhn?titleId=509094&no=10 Our heroes have been arrested and taken to jail where Heo Jun uses some of the medicine he has … Continue reading

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The Secret Search for Extraterrestrials and A Gamer Meetup – Three Body Problem, Remembrance of Earth Series, Book 1, Part 3

Today we’re going to finish up our look at the first book in the Remembrance of Earth Chinese science fiction series by Cixin Liu, Three Body Problem (刘慈欣的”地球往事:三体”). In chapter 10, the story continues with Wang Miao’s visit with Sha … Continue reading

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Entering a Videogame, Wang Miao Meets a Bronze Age Man and Ponders the Sun – Three Body Problem, Remembrance of Earth Series, Book 1, Part 2

Let’s continue our look at the first book in the Remembrance of Earth Chinese science fiction series by Cixin Liu, Three Body Problem (刘慈欣的”地球往事:三体”). In chapter 4, Wang Miao calls Ding Yi at a late hour, and they discuss an … Continue reading

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Recruited for the Military’s War Center, a Scholar Investigates a Ghostly Clock – Three Body Problem, Remembrance of Earth Series, Book 1, Part 1

Next up on my reading list this year is the first book in the Remembrance of Earth Chinese science fiction series by Cixin Liu, which was translated into English as Three Body Problem (刘慈欣的”地球往事:三体”). In fact, the book title in … Continue reading

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The Servant Who Once Painted Buddhist Images – Land, Vol.1, Part 3

This year’s literati corner book is the first story arc of Kyeongni Park’s Land series (박경리의《토지》), and this is the last post for my winter installment. We’ll pick up with volume 2 in the summer. The story shifts in chapter … Continue reading

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A Yangban Scoundrel Meets a Beautiful Catechist – Martyr’s Country, Part 6

We’re starting volume 3 of Dowon Park’s Martyr’s Country (박도원의 ”순교자의 나라”)  this time, and we have a new fictional character that becomes the center of the action right away.   The year is 1839 now, the gihae year of the … Continue reading

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Spring Schedule of Author Appearances

As spring kicks into high gear, I will be speaking and appearing at a few upcoming events around town. First up, on May 24th at 7PM, I will be giving my presentation “‘Godzilla, Monster Movies, and Toho Studios” at the … Continue reading

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The Cruel End of the Sinyu Persecution and a Quiet Interlude – Martyr’s Country, Part 5

In this post, I promise I’m going to finish up volume 2 of Dowon Park’s Martyr’s Country (박도원의 ”순교자의 나라”) for real this time.  I keep saying that and then find it really interesting and dramatic, and it takes me … Continue reading

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Waiting for the New Age: The Wave of Bloody Executions Begins – Martyr’s Country, Part 4

In this post, I’m continuing to look at volume 2 of Dowon Park’s Martyr’s Country (박도원의”순교자의 나라”).  In part 1 chapter 6, the story continues with Kang Wansuk being taken to jail.  Hong Pilju is there to see her, and … Continue reading

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A Silk Letter Written in Blood – Martyr’s Country, Part 3

Moving from volume 1 to volume 2 Dowon Park’s Martyr’s Country (박도원의”순교자의 나라”), chapter 2 of part 3 in volume 1 kicks off with a few shady characters among the gamblers at a gambling house.  One is Yi Anjeong, a … Continue reading

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