Seth Fletcher

Home page for Seth Fletcher, editor at Scientific American and author of Bottled Lightning.


Seth Fletcher is a writer and editor who specializes in stories about science and technology. As chief features editor at Scientific American, he coordinate's the magazine's long-form journalism in both digital and print. He's also writing a book for Ecco Press about the Event Horizon Telescope and the quest to take the first picture of a black hole. His first book, Bottled Lightning, about lithium, batteries, and the rebirth of the electric car, was published in 2011. He lives in the lower Hudson Valley with his wife and daughter.