Gord Sellar was born in Malawi, raised in Canada, and has lived in South Korea since 2002, where he has taught at universities, played saxophone in an indie-rock band, and worked as a writer, editor, and co-translator. He attended Clarion West in 2006, was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2009, and his fiction has appeared in Asimov’s SF, Analog, Interzone, Clarkesworld, and several best of the year anthologies.


Gord Sellar has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Unpredictable Changes and Surprises: A Conversation with Djuna

INTERVIEW by Gord Sellar and Jihyun Park in Issue 187 – April 2022

Djuna is the pseudonym for an enigmatic and prolific giant of Korean SF whose offline identity has remained completely unknown to the world during their decades-long career. Djuna has played an important role in the development of modern science fiction in South Korea, a living link between its earlier period as an online amateur scene […]

In the Absence of Guidelines or Censorship: An Interview with Bo-Young Kim

INTERVIEW by Gord Sellar and Jihyun Park in Issue 175 – April 2021

Bo-Young Kim is one of the luminaries of Korean-language science fiction. After studying psychology in university and a stint as a scenario/script writer for a computer games company, she debuted as an SF author to great effect: her first published work, “The Experience of Touch,” won the best novella award in the inaugural 2002 round […]

How Alike Are We

FICTION by Bo-young Kim, translated by Jihyun Park and Gord Sellar in Issue 157 – October 2019

There’s something I can’t see. I’ve been constantly obsessed by the thought of it. The problem was that there was no way to detect something I was unable to see. Intrinsically, it makes no sense—like trying to know the unknowable. For the past year of this voyage, there’s been something inside this ship that I […]

The Peppers of GreenScallion

FICTION by Myung-hoon Bae, translated by Jihyun Park and Gord Sellar in Issue 153 – June 2019

Chaeeunshinji was seventeen, and I was thirteen. Just going by years alone, she was way older than me, but that kind of comparison didn’t really mean much: the planet where Chaeeunshinji was from and the one where I came from each had slightly different rotational and sidereal periods, so that the relative lengths of days […]

My World Wobbled and Changed: An Interview with Soyeon Jeong

INTERVIEW by Gord Sellar in Issue 153 – June 2019

Soyeon Jeong is a major author of science fiction in South Korea, and a celebrated translator of science fiction (from English to Korean). She is also a practicing attorney, and has founded and directed a charity (which works to help children in developing nations gain a quality education), as well as founding and chairing the […]

The Flowering

FICTION by Soyeon Jeong, translated by Jihyun Park and Gord Sellar in Issue 151 – April 2019

“Nothing is unsearchable.” Did you know that there’s a prison in Yeongdeungpo? No, that’s a school. I mean a real prison, like the one in Hamheung. There’s one in Seoul, too—near Guro fire station. Of course, it doesn’t come up on any map search. It’s never come up when I’ve searched for it, either. Even […]

An Evolutionary Myth

FICTION by Bo-young Kim, translated by Gord Sellar and Jihyun Park in Issue 104 – May 2015

In the fourth month of the seventh year, in the summer, the King went fishing at the Go-ahn pond, and caught a white fish with red wings. In the tenth month of the twenty-fifth year, in the winter, the envoy of the Kingdom of Buyeo came and presented a deer with three antlers and a […]

Trois morceaux en forme de mechanika

FICTION by Gord Sellar in Issue 58 – July 2011

1. The city of Plzeň, once famous for its lagers, will be famous someday for this little wooden-walled workshop instead. Humanity’s nonhuman descendants will wander its reconstructed streets, making pilgrimages from the ancient brewery (site of the first grand mutiny) to this tiny workshop where the Lasherites trace their own singular lineage. The workshop will […]

Alone With Gandhari

FICTION by Gord Sellar in Issue 42 – March 2010

And the wailing chief of the cowherds fled, forlorn and spent, Speeding on his rapid chariot to the royal city went, Came inside the city portals, came within the palace gate, Struck his forehead in his anguish and bewailed his luckless fate. —from The Mahabharata, trans. Romesh C. Dutt (1898) She was out there, serene […]

Of Melei, of Ulthar

FICTION by Gord Sellar in Issue 37 – October 2009

Haunted went Melei that evening into the streets of Ulthar, haunted by what she had seen in the dream-voyage of the night before; desert fires burning distant across the dark and dusty plain, and an immense black silhouette of some enormous outcropping of rock rising up, upward into the sky to blot out the tiny […]

How Candle Girl and V Took On 2MB

NON-FICTION by Gord Sellar in Issue 25 – October 2008

It was two long months of candlelight demonstrations in Seoul. They began on May 2nd. The only blockage the police erected then was a flimsy perimeter round the protest area. But soon, downtown Seoul would fall into a nightly ritual of lockdown at sunset: the adjacent road leading to the Presidential Blue House were blockaded […]
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