My Publications

This is a complete list of all my publications. If you’re only interested in academic publications, conference talks/presentations, and book reviews, see my Academia.edu profile instead.

Forthcoming Publications: 

  • “The Tower of Memory.” (OSR RPG Adventure.) Forthcoming in the Lamentations of the Flame Princess Referee Manual.
  • “The Wondrous Ales of the Abbey of St. Christopher.” (OSR RPG Adventure.) Forthcoming in hardback/PDF from Lamentations of the Flame Princess.

Books:

  • Il paese della giovinezza (The Country of the Young). Edited by Francesco Verso; translation to Italian by Fabiano Fiore, cover art by Chiara Topo. 25 March 2017: Future Fiction/Mincione Edizioni.
    • (A short fiction collection in Italian translation. Contains the following short stories: “The Country of the Young” (Interzone 219, November 2008), “Sarging Rasmussen: A Report by Organic” (Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic Science Fiction, 2010), “The Bodhisattvas” (Subterranean Magazine, Spring 2010)
      “Alone with Gandhari” (Clarkesworld #42, March 2010))
    • Available at Amazon.it or from the publisher’s website. Read more here.

Published Short Fiction:

Translations:

Screenplays:

  • “대리전”/”Daerijeon.” Scriptwriter/Adaptation. (Story by Djuna.) Dir. Jihyun Park. Short film. Forthcoming 2013. Brutal Rice Productions.
  • “자연선텍설”/”Environmental Pressures & Species Adaptation.” Scriptwriter, Co-Story-Writer. Short film (11 min). Dir. Jihyun Park. Brutal Rice Productions, 2013. More info and content here.
  • “The Music of Jo Hyeja”/”조혜자의 음악.” Scriptwriter. Short film (21 min.) Dir. Jihyun Park. Starring Bunhong Lee, Yunnam Park. Brutal Rice Productions, 2012. (More info & trailer.)
  • “Shocking Report: Foreigners Dating Koreans Conspiracy!” / “충격보기: 외국인과 교제음모!” Web short (6.5 min.) Dir. Jihyun Park. Brutal Rice Productions, 2012. (More info & video.)

Poems:

Articles/Essays/Interviews:

Book Reviews:

  • “Korea in 1910.” (A review of the novel Scenes from the Enlightenment: A Novel of Manners by Kim Namcheon, translated by Charles La Shure.) Kyoto Journal 92 (September 2018).
  • “Expat Japanese and the Big Apple.” (A review of Olga Kanzaki Sooudi’s “Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage.”Kyoto Journal 86, July 2016.
  • “Thoughtful Juxtaposition.” (A review of Phantasm Japan: Fantasies Light and Dark, From and About Japan, edited by Nick Mamatas and Masumi Washington.) Kyoto Journal 84, December 2015.
  • “Examining Expats.” (A reviews of Lotusland, by David Joiner.) Kyoto Journal 84, December 2015.
  • “Eclectic, Fascinating, and Troubling…”  (A review of The Korean Popular Culture Reader, edited by Kyung Hyun Kim and Youngmin Choe)  Kyoto Journal 82 (1 May 2015), pg. 173-3-74.
  • “Magic, Weirdness, and the Supernatural.” (A review of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail, by Kelly Luce.) Kyoto Journal 80 (25 July 2014), pg. 210-11.
  • The Crane Wife. (A review of The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness.) Cascadia Subduction Zone. 4.2: 20 April 2014.
  • “Another Wild Ride on the Speculative Side.” (Book review of Speculative Japan 2: “The Man Who Watched the Sea” and Other Tales of Japanese Science Fiction, edited by Ed. Lipsett.) Kyoto Journal 78: 11 Nov. 2013.
  • “Minjok Mama Madness! and Other Fairytales From North of the 49th Parallel.” (A review of B.R. Myers’ The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why it Matters.) Kyoto Journal #77 (25 May 2013).
  • Colonial Japan and the first ‘Korean Wave.’ (A review of Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945, by E. Taylor Atkins.) Japan Times, 10 April 2011.
  • S. Korea riding a cinematic wave. (A review of The South Korean Film Renaissance: Local Hitmakers, Global Provocateurs, by Jinhee Choi.) Japan Times, 10 Oct. 2010

Academic Papers:

  • Sellar, Gord. “Politics & Ecology on the Korean Left: Anti-Americanism and Environmental Dystopia in The Host.” Arena Journal,No. 35/36, 2011: [217]-232.
  • Sellar, Gord. “Another Undiscovered Country: Culture, Reception, and the Adoption of the Science Fiction Genre in South Korea.” Acta Koreana Vol 14, No. 1 (Korean Cinema Theme Issue): June 2011.

Conference Presentations & Talks:

  • South Korean Sci-Fi and Transnational Technocultures at the University of Southern California (Dornsife). Invited guest, panelist on Korean SF, and performed reading of Park Seong-Hwan’s “Readymade Bodhisttva.” 20 February 2019.
  • Another Future: Science Fiction and Sociotechnical Imaginaries in South Korea at University of California (Riverside). Invited guest and panelist discussing Korean science fiction. 22 February 2019.
  • “Lighting A Million Fires: How Creative Media Projects and the Net Should Change TEFL Forever” presented at KAMALL conference, Hankuk University of Foreign Languages, Oct. 2010.
  • “SF and Cultural Studies in the Korean Classroom.” Paper presented at WorldCon 2010 (Sept. 2010): Melbourne, Australia.
  • “Politics, Ecology on the Korean Left: Anti-Americanism and Environmental Dystopia in The Host.” Presented at Utopias 4 (Changing the Climate: Utopia, Dystopia and Catastrophe), Aug. 2010: Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • “Why Science Fiction?” Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science & Creativity (KOFAC) Café Convergence #21. July 2010.
  • “Reading the Singularity: Towards the Topology of a Concept Across Speculative Discourses.” Presented at the 51st Annual Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) conference in St. Louis, Missouri, 13 November 2009.
  • “Another Undiscovered Country: An Analysis of the Effects of Culture on the Reception and Adoption of the Science Fiction Genre in South Korea Through The Examination of 21st Century Korean SF Cinema.” (Alt. link for those without Hangeul on their PCs.) Presented at the 4th International Congress of Korean Studies.

Textbooks & Educational Writing:

  • ReadingStreet1Reading Street, Vols. 1-3. Co-authored with  Haeyoung Kim. Didimdol Books, March 2010. See the book profiles at the publisher’s site.
    • Vol. 1: 152 pgs. (ISBN-13: 9788926102909 | ISBN-10: 8926102904)
    • Vol. 2: 152 pgs. (ISBN-13: 9788926102916 | ISBN-10: 8926102912)
    • Vol. 3: 152 pgs. (ISBN-13: 9788926102923 | ISBN-10: 8926102920)
  • My short educational story, “Refuge”, was published in the  Refugees & Exiles Teaching Packet published by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank in April 2004. Module 1, pages 3-4 of this PDF. It was a piece of fiction that introduced some themes related to the problems and dangers faced by young refugees and exiles.

Tabletop RPG Writing:

  • “Beyond Mere Lotophagi.” (Scenario generator.) Included in Green Devil Face #6, published by Lamentations of the Flame Princess, February 2016.

Interviews & Profiles:

Writing-Related Awards & Nominations:

  • Shortlisted Finalist for the Asimov’s Science Fiction Reader’s Poll for best novella of 2019, for “Winter Wheat.” (Asimov’s Science Fiction, 2020.)
  • Shortlisted Finalist for the AnLab Reader’s Award for best short story in 2017, for “Focus.” (Analog Science Fiction and Fact, 2018.)
  • Shortlisted Finalist for the AnLab Reader’s Award for best short story in 2017, for “Prodigal.” (Analog Science Fiction and Fact, 2017.)
  • Finalist, John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, 2009.
  • The Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship, 2006, granted in conjunction with the Clarion West Writing Workshop.


Digital Humanities:

  • Blogging the Cantos. (Blog post series: an idiosyncratic canto-by-canto reading of Ezra Pound’s The Cantos. Occasional but ongoing.)
  • Science Fiction in South Korea. (Blog post series: chronicles the development of South Korea’s 21st Century science fiction fandom, literature, and cinema. Widely referenced and linked in the English-speaking world. Currently on semi-hiatus.)

Other:

Thesis:

My very imperfect MA thesis–a collection of short stories–is available online. I’m only including the link for completeness, though, to my shock, people out there are actually downloading the thing.

Reviews:

Reviews of my fiction are now excerpted on the individual story pages, which you can see here.