GEOFFREY W. COLE’s short fiction has appeared in such publications as
Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Apex, Clarkesworld,
The Blackness Within anthology, and is forthcoming in On Spec and Dark
Recesses. Geoff is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers
of America and Speculative Fiction Canada. He teaches speculative
fiction writing at Vancouver Community College. Visit Geoff at his
On the cold North Pacific, the crew of the Setsot hunt for the most valuable substance on Earth. In 16th century Peru, a Catholic missionary tries to bring hope to those enslaved to mine silver. Beneath the dark water flows the eversong that unites them.
On a mountain beside a roaring log flume, Fanny endlessly repeats the day her husband hits her. If Fanny can learn what's causing the day to repeat, she may be able to move on with her life, but that will mean facing the man the mountain has remade.
As flames rise from the damp kindling at her feet, Rousse sees a stranger enter the ring of villagers waiting to watch her burn. When the stranger offers her salvation, Rousse must decide if he is an angel sent to save her, or a devil come to claim her soul.
An old miner reconnects with his sons. A dying man plans for the future. A man and his dog confront the inevitable. In these three short stories, Geoffrey W. Cole explores life on the moon, the quest for eternal life, and the perils of being an aviation mechanic during war time, all in fewer words than most people speak before lunch.
Ace, a young boy living in one of the poorest colonies on the moon, starts an email correspondence with Bigfoot. Over the course of several weeks, Ace plans his escape from the moon so that he can visit the mythical creature he believes lives on the Earth he's never seen.
“Among the strongest stories I’ve yet seen from Clarkesworld.” - Variety SF