Indies Introduce


  • Ocean's Godori, Elaine U. Cho
    Hillman Grad Books, 9781638930594, April 23, 2024 (Fiction)

    “Taking everything you love about the genre and crafting it into her own wholly original story, Cho has burst onto the sci-fi scene with this story of a Korean space pilot navigating murder, love, and tech politics. As you’re immersed into a journey that explores the themes of colonialism, familial duty and racial identity; you will find yourself endlessly rooting for these characters.”

    —Stephanie Skees, The Novel Neighbor, Webster Groves, MO

    “Elaine Cho articulates the delicate details of intergalactic celebrity politics and nuances of queerness and racism in this incredible space opera. We follow Ocean and her found family in the form of a spaceship crew, setting off from a distant-future Korea. The twists and turns in Ocean’s Godori will leave you breathless!”

    —Devon Overley, Loganberry Books, Shaker Heights, OH

    “This Korean-centric space opera is a treat to read! It blends intrigue and mystery with the tenderness of new romance, set against the backdrop of high-flying adventure. The world building is subtle yet deeply striking, unveiling new layers of complexity at every turn. And while Ocean’s redemption arc is ultimately the force that drives the novel, every character’s story will find a place in your heart.”

    —Melissa Sagendorph, Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, MA

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