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Dis-Orienting PlanetsRacial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction$
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Isiah Lavender III

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496811523

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.001.0001

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“Perpetual War”

“Perpetual War”

Korean American Speculative Fiction, Militarized Technogeometries, and Yoon Ha Lee’s “Wine”

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(p.56) “Perpetual War”
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Dis-Orienting Planets
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Stephen Hong Sohn

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0005

Stephen Hong Sohn, in “‘Perpetual War”: Korean American Speculative Fiction, Militarized Technogeometries, and Yoon Ha Lee’s ‘Wine,’” investigates the look and feel of Korean American SF in its present shape. Sohn identifies how militarized tehcnogeometries, defined as the presence of and reference to soldiers, armies, battles, skirmishes, casualties, bombings, and other elements of war, become fundamental to the ways that a science fictional Korea overlays the historical and social contexts in which South and North Korea actually exist—ever under the peril of territorial dissolution. Sohn then shifts focus by analyzing Yoon Ha Lee’s “Wine” (2014) through the lens of militarized technogeometries to demonstrate how Korea materializes through its relationships to perpetual war.

Keywords:   Korean American SF, Militarized Technogeometries, Trans/queer, Techno-Orientalism, biopower

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