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Ji-Sang Son (손지상)

Ji-Sang Son followed his father, a military officer, all around Korea until he reached sixteen. He liked to read, but because of the frequent moving, did not have enough friends to talk to or a large enough library at home. The only kinds of books available to him were nonfiction and monographs in liberal arts. The first SF books he read were The Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov, and Gulf by Robert Anson Heinlein, all in an abridged version for children. When he entered college as a psychology major, a friend advised him that "there is only a logical frame and no emotion in your thoughts."

From then, he began reading novels. One year later, he read The Beast Must Die by Haruhiko Oyabu and a short story collection by Yasutaka Tsutsui, which were a great shock to him, which soon led him to write his own novel. His short story, "Sell Your Dukha" (당신의 苦를 삽니다) won the Grand Prize in Yearly Short Stories in Genre Literature hosted by the Cyber Literary Plaza Munjang in 2008, which started his writing career in earnest. In 2016, he won the Cartoon Critics Rising Star Excellence Award from CriticM. He published four collections of short stories and novellas, including I Will Buy Your Pain and Repent through A Death Match: the National Assembly Massacre (데스매치로 속죄하라: 국회의사당 학살사건). He has also published three creative writing manuals entitled The Story Training (스토리 트레이닝) series and gives lectures on creative writing. In addition, he is a translator of Japanese novels.

He works in various fields, exploring the cognitive structure of the universal human being based on cognitive psychology and expressing his views and observations in the form of a meta-parody of clichés from various narrative genres.

Bio-bibliography written by Ji-Sang Son, edited by Myung-hoon Bae, translated by Bora Chung.
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