Author, freelance writer, and editor Jeff Seymour has been creating speculative fiction since he was a teenager. His writing covers a variety of genres, from magical realism to SF to young adult fantasy, and his first book of short stories, Three Dances, is slated for a Fall 2012 release. Jeff is also serializing a novel on, and he presently works as a freelance editor for Harlequin’s digital-first imprint Carina Press. In his free time, Jeff blogs about his writing and editing, climbs mountains near his home in Colorado, and dreams about someday getting a cat.


Jeff Seymour has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

The Spell of History: Magic Systems and Real-World Zeitgeists

NON-FICTION by Jeff Seymour in Issue 71 – August 2012

Systems of magic in fantasy can be as varied as the worlds they inhabit. Some novels feature rigorous, intensely scientific collections of spells, reagents, and forces whose causes and effects can be measured, mapped, and predicted. Others treat magic as whimsical, unpredictable, and fantastic in every sense of the word. In those worlds, a spell […]