Geoffrey W. Cole’s award-winning short fiction has appeared in such publications as Apex, New Worlds, EscapePod, Reckoning, and Imaginarium 2012: The Year’s Best Canadian Speculative Writing. His stories have been translated into Catalan, French, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, and Spanish. He is the 2016 winner of the Premis Ictineu for best story translated into Catalan. He lives with his wonderful wife, three sons, and giant hound outside Toronto, Canada.


Geoffrey W. Cole has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

The Five Rules of Supernova Surfing or A For Real Solution to the Fermi Paradox, Bro

FICTION by Geoffrey W. Cole in Issue 184 – January 2022

First rule of supernova surfing: timing is everything. A lightyear out from the dying red supergiant, Reef put on the music. Hundreds of semi-sentient AIs sprang to life at the back of the 2025 VW Microbus and began to strum, tickle, blow, and stomp the virtual instruments he had laid out for them. Metallic bossa […]

Teaching Bigfoot to Read

FICTION by Geoffrey W. Cole in Issue 28 – January 2009

To: From: Subject: hi big guy Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2122 11:09 AM LST Dear Bigfoot, Life on the moon sucks. Dad got home early from the air factory today and I wasn’t done cleaning the dishes from breakfast so he broke my breakfast bowl over my head. Guess I’ll have to eat […]
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