Ithaka O.

Biography

To live a thousand lives. https://ithakaonmymind.com/

Series

Hotel Between Worlds
What happens to the murdered ones after death? Do they face the great big Nothing? Do they go to heaven or hell? Is the answer the typical “No one knows?” Not in this series; not in the universe where the hotel between worlds stands. The murdered ones choose between two options: a) Continue the process of death. b) Await the death of their murderer. And if they choose the latter, they face yet more decisions—as if they were still in the land of the living. What to do, when they encounter the murderer again? And what not to do? *A fantasy series with plenty of blood, mystery, and supernatural wonders. The books share the setting, the premise, and some characters. They can be read in any order.
Undoing Cycles
Price: $7.99 USD.
Final Fugue
Price: $11.99 USD.
Picture Perfect
Price: $11.99 USD.

Books

묶음 1
Series: 이타카가 쓴 짧은 거, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,420. Language: Korean. Published: January 15, 2023 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
"묶음 1"은 Ithaka O.의 이미 출판된 단편 소설들의 연대순 모음집이다. 각각의 이야기들은 따로 따로도 제공되며, 개별 커버와 줄거리 설명을 갖고 있다. 각 이야기가 어떤 느낌인지 알고 싶다면, 검색해 보는 것이 도움이 될지도 모른다. 하지만 이 모음집에도 기능이 있다. 가장 대표적으로는, 페이퍼백 버전 때문에 존재한다. 어떤 단편 소설들은 너무 짧아서 홀로 페이퍼백이 되지 못하고, 다른 이야기들과 모일 수밖에 없다. 그런데 그러한 페이퍼백 버전을 만들자, 전자책 버전도 만들지 않을 이유가 없었다. 그러면 독서 기기에 여러 출판물을 담기보다는 하나의 모음물이 있는 것을 선호하는 독자들에게 도움이 될 테니까. 요약하자면: 취향 따라 고르면 된다. 개별적으로 출판된 단편 소설이 좋을 수도 있고...
Band 1
Series: Ithaka Wrote Shorts, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,300. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2023 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
"Band 1" is a chronological collection of previously published short stories by Ithaka O. Each of those stories is available individually, with its own cover and blurb. If you would like to get a feel for each story, searching for them might be worthwhile. But this collection has its own purpose. Mainly, it exists for the paperback version; some short stories are too short to exist as their own...
Destination: Detour
Series: Destination, Book 1. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 79,270. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A life in service of a greater good is a life worth living... ...at any cost? Aria, an aidbot technician, once again finds herself at the airport. She's ready to leave this city behind and go wherever the next available flight takes her to. Nothing holds her back. Sometimes that's freeing. But mostly, she feels terribly restless. Lucky her, because she runs into the great bot engineer Antonius...
Baby Blue
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,920. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Previously published as 'Baby Blue' by Noct Moll. During another busy shift at the pub, Ben slips out to the back alley for a quick break. Suddenly, he hears a noise from amidst the trash bags. Having experienced enough unusual things in this multi-cultural district of Seoul ever since he moved from the other side of the globe, Ben approaches...
Silver Lining
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Previously published as 'Silver Lining' by Noct Moll. Survivor's guilt. It comes in all shapes and forms. Even as a funeral guest. Kevin Ralter blames himself for his wife's death. Little does he know that she met someone up there in the clouds before drawing her last breath. Can Kevin handle an unexpected meeting with this mysterious figure?
Replaceables
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Previously published as 'Replaceables' by Noct Moll. Made of cold metal? smooth plastic? fragile glass? Throw it away. Even when it takes a human shape. Live long enough, you see all kinds of heartless things happen. Sometimes that's done in the name of convenience. At other times, loftier ideals such as elderly welfare take center stage. Does...
맨홀 아래 달빛
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: Korean. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Science fiction » General
예전에 '녹트 몰'의 '맨홀 아래 달빛'으로 출판되었던 이야기입니다. 첫인상을 남길 기회는 한 번이다. 첫 접촉자가 정말 당신일 때만 그렇긴 하지만. 에버튼 초등학교 1학년인 빌리 클리퍼드는 사라진 아이들이 어디 있는지 안다. 바로 맨홀 아래다. 누가 애들을 그리로 데려다 놨느냐고? 물론 외계인이다. 그리하여 맨홀 아래의 희미하게 깜박이는 빛을 보게 된 날 밤, 빌리는 만반의 준비를 하고 하수관으로 내려가게 되는데......
Moonlight Through the Manhole
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Previously published as 'Moonlight Through the Manhole' by Noct Moll. A first impression: you get one chance to make it... ...if you really are the first one to make contact. Billy Clifford, a first-grade student at Everton Elementary, knows where the missing children are: under the manhole. Who put them there? The aliens, of course. So, on the...
Museum of Earth Art
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Previously published as 'Museum of Earth Art' by Noct Moll. One person's trash is another person's treasure. But not all treasures are created equal in a crowded starship. Ophelia guards the treasures of the Earth, a.k.a. stuff deemed trash on U.S.S. Ithaka. Every day, the thugs hammer on the door of the Museum of Earth Art, demanding that she...
To Me Who Is Useless
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Previously published as 'To Me Who Is Useless' by Noct Moll. A life of purpose, a life of use. It's a blissful state of certainty. But even that magic can't last forever. In Seoul, the never-sleeping metropolis of blinding lights, a figurine awaits the sorceress's calling. It is an other-self figurine, meaning, it exists for a single purpose: to...
Milk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,320. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Previously published as 'Milk' by Noct Moll. Something extraordinary connects Sonje Rapp to Anabelle, her beloved cow. So when Sonje's grandson comes to rob the cow, of course she tries to stop him. One problem: he figured out just what makes their relationship so magical, and is willing to pay a high price...
Laika's Void
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,380. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Previously published as 'Laika's Void' by Noct Moll. The loving hug. The gentle touch. The tender pat. They sound nice, for those who don't kill or get killed. Laika is nine years old and her hands have never touched anything. "Touched," as in felt the friction, heat, or coolness of another person or object. Because, you see, her hands make...
Picture Perfect
Series: Hotel Between Worlds, Book 3. Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 122,880. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Previously published as 'Picture Perfect' by Noct Moll. The camera: the neutral eye. Always fair, always just... ...when in the right hands. Ever since her parents died, Mina Park wishes for one thing and one thing only: the safety and happiness of her younger sister. Once the sisters reach adulthood and they move away from their unkind...
When Paths Cross In the Desert
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,490. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the middle of the desert, a giant dome stands, made of fortified glass. Inside it: another, much smaller dome, black for privacy. Outside: thirsty humans. Hundreds, possibly thousands. Nora Haynes spends Eternal Summer inside. Luck blessed her that way. Timothy blessed her that way. But as the knocking of the madpeople continues, clamoring...
He Asked Me A Question, I Answered with Truth
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 74,380. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Previously published as 'He Asked Me a Question, I Answered with Truth' by Noct Moll. Vampires: lustful, adventurous, cruel... ...not. Meet Celeste: eternally jaded, hopelessly introspective, and more than anything else, lonely. Celeste lived in solitude for well over a century—never a word about her true identity, never a hint about her...
우유
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,360. Language: Korean. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
예전에 '녹트 몰'의 '우유'로 출판되었던 이야기입니다. 뭔가 특출한 것이 손예 라프와 그녀의 사랑하는 소, 아나벨을 이어준다. 그러니 손예의 손자가 소를 빼앗으러 왔을 때 그녀는 당연히 녀석을 막으려 한다. 단, 문제가 있다. 무엇이 이들 관계를 그렇게 마법 같게 하는지 알아차린 손자 녀석은 그 어떤 대가라도 치르려 하는데...
Undoing Cycles
Series: Hotel Between Worlds, Book 1. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 68,990. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Previously published as 'Undoing Cycles' by Noct Moll. Ignorance is bliss, knowledge is suffering... ...until you remember your past. Seventeen-year-old Lisa manages the laundry at the hotel between worlds. Has always managed, in the eternity stretching backward. Will always manage, in the eternity stretching forward. In other words, forever...
지구 예술 박물관
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: Korean. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General
예전에 '녹트 몰'의 '지구 예술 박물관'으로 출판되었던 이야기입니다. 한 사람의 쓰레기는 다른 사람의 보물이다. 하지만 붐비는 우주선에서 모든 보물이 동등하진 않다. 오필리아는 지구의 보물들, 즉, <U.S.S. 이타카>에서는 쓰레기라고 여겨지는 잡동사니를 지킨다. 깡패들은 매일 지구 예술 박물관의 문을 요란하게 두드리며, 현재 박물관이 차지하는 유일한 방을 비울 것을 요구한다. 사람들이 그 공간을 차지해야 한다는 것이다. 하지만 이 폐물로 가득한 방은 오필리아의 생각보다도 중요한 역할을 맡고 있는데......
Because They Don't Bleed Red
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Previously published as 'Because They Don't Bleed Red' by Noct Moll. He's just a delivery guy walking the surface of the earth... ...in an era when humans don't rule there anymore. Overcast skies. Greasy roads. Endless sonic tension. That's the cold reality a young man must face when he wants to get anywhere above-ground these days. It's a risk...
Blind in One Eye
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Female authors
For the seers of the world who are hurting. A rhyming triplet that tells a larger story.
실버 라이닝
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: Korean. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
예전에 '녹트 몰'의 '실버 라이닝'으로 출판되었던 이야기입니다. 생존자의 죄책감이란 별의별 형태로 나타난다. 이를테면 장례식 손님으로 말이다. 케빈 랄터는 아내의 죽음이 자기 탓이라고 생각한다. 그녀가 마지막 숨을 거두기 전에 저 위 구름 사이에서 누군가를 만났다는 건 까맣게 모른다. 그 미스터리한 자와의 예기치 않은 만남을 케빈은 감당할 수 있을까?
대체가능자
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: Korean. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General
예전에 '녹트 몰'의 '대체가능자'로 출판되었던 이야기입니다. 차가운 금속, 매끈한 플라스틱, 혹은 투명한 유리로 만들어졌는가? 그렇다면 버려라. 그것이 인간의 형상을 하고 있을지라도. 오래 살다 보면 별의별 무정한 광경을 다 보게 된다. 때로 이는 편의성의 이름으로 행해진다. 다른 때에는 '어르신 복지'라는 참으로 고결한 이상이 더욱 주목받지만. 이 세상 모두가 그런 달콤한 가식을 믿을까? 아마 아닐 테지. 그렇다고 위안이 되나? 그건 확실히 아니다. 그리하여 한 노부인은 다짐한다: 대체가능한 자들을 당연하게 여기는 세상의 일원이 되지 않겠다고. 성공하고 있다는 걸 어떻게 증명할까? 특별한 방식으로 이별하면 된다.
When the Closet Worked Its Magic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,520. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » Occult
The closet swallowed his little sister. It really did. And yet, a year later, after it spat her back out, Elmer Warde must lie: I imagined it. I am insane. This, after people suspected him of kidnapping his own sister. And after they accused him of trying to murder her. This is the ironic aftermath of a horror story that gets "solved": the loved...
그들은 붉은 피를 흘리지 않기에
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: Korean. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
예전에 '녹트 몰'의 '그들은 붉은 피를 흘리지 않기에'로 출판되었던 이야기입니다. 그는 그저 땅 위를 오가는 배달원일 뿐이다. 더는 인간이 그곳을 지배하지 않는 시대에 말이다. 흐린 하늘. 기름진 도로. 끝없이 귀를 울리는 긴장감. 이것이 오늘날의 청년이 지상 여행을 하려면 직면하게 되는 차가운 현실이다. 위험한 일이고, 자칫하면 죽을 수도 있다. 그러나 사랑하는 사람들을 위해서라면 안전이라는 방패를 초월해야만 한다. 기계 지배자들이 눈치채지 못하면 좋으련만.
The Fortune of the Palms
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Everybody and their neighbor's dog thinks they can handle the truth. But the truth is, they can't. Three years ago, Madame Polonaise's Palm Reading Salon went by a different name: the Scientific Palm Studies Institute. Decorated more like a dentist's office than a fortunetelling shop, the Institute suffered from misbranding. Only when Madame...
Final Fugue
Series: Hotel Between Worlds, Book 2. Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 150,410. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Previously published as 'Final Fugue' by Noct Moll. Murder means the end of the world for the murdered person... ...except when they enter another world. Zacharias Steele dreams of making it big as a professional pianist. In the 1920s, the most dazzling place in which to accomplish that dream is New York City. Once there, Zach auditions...
Skippable Kitties and Those That Aren't
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,740. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Previously published as 'Skippable Kitties and Those That Aren't' by Noct Moll. Nothing beats watching cat videos. Especially in a world where cats don't exist anymore. Flora loves nothing more than cats. And Firmament, an advanced algorithm, shows her exactly the kinds of videos she loves. So, with a practically infinite reservoir of cat videos, Flora is fairly content--even while living in a...
무용한 나에게
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: Korean. Published: December 7, 2022 by Imaginarium Kim. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
예전에 '녹트 몰'의 '무용한 나에게'로 출판되었던 이야기입니다. 목적이 있는 삶, 소용이 있는 삶. 이는 더없이 확실하고도 행복한 상태다. 하지만 그 마법조차 영원하진 않다. 잠들지 않는 눈 부신 불빛들의 대도시, 서울. 그곳에서 한 조각상이 마법사의 부름을 기다린다. 이 아이는 타(他)자아 조각상이다. 즉, 삶의 목적은 단 하나: 바로 마법사가 원할 때 그분이 되어드리는 것이다. 하지만 어느 날 밤, 조각상은 세속적 형상에 갇힌 자기 자신을 발견한다. 마법이 죽은 것이다. 그리고 그것과 함께 조각상의 소용도, 목적도 죽었다. 아니면 무용함에도 기능이 있는 걸까?