Zebra Meridian & Other Stories by Geoffrey W. Cole


A darkly humorous short story collection coming September 2024.

“A dozen stories across all the speculative genres that demonstrate the breadth and depth of work by one of the best short story writers working today.” – Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of The Downloaded

“Strange and intriguing … hard to put down.” – Tangent Online

“A phantasmagoric brew.” – Black Gate Review

“Amusing, wild.” – SF Revu

Customers outside of CA/US: due to supply chain issues, worldwide shipping of print books is currently slow and expensive. We recommend shopping with your local indie bookstore. If you do order a print book from us, it will be shipped from the closest print facility to you and will therefore be printed on standard paper and will not include the goodies we send with CA/US orders.


About the Book

Set in worlds awash with bizarre religious cults, young gods surfing the heat death of the universe, the dog rapture, macabre puppetry, time-loops, and a cigarette-addicted duck, Geoffrey W. Cole’s short fiction bubbles both with giddy absurdism and characters weathering strangeness with tenderness and generosity. The wry voice of these thirteen science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories will encourage readers to find delight in the dark and humor in the many ways humans find connection in a disconnected world.

About the Author

Geoffrey W. Cole’s award-winning short fiction has appeared in such publications as Clarkesworld, EscapePod, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, OnSpec, and various Year’s Best anthologies. His stories have been translated into many languages and have been produced as podcasts. He is the 2016 winner of the Premis Ictineu for best story translated into Catalan. In 2023, he was nominated for the Aurora Award for both Best Short Story and Best Poem. Over the years, he has worked as a rock and roll singer, a Segway tour leader in Rome, a grizzly bear caretaker, a Lego robotics instructor, and a municipal engineer. Geoff has degrees in biology, mechanical engineering, and creative writing. He lives with his wonderful wife, three sons, and giant hound in Oakville, Ontario. Visit Geoff at

Additional information

Book Format


Page count

290 pp.


9781778092695 (trade), 9781738316502 (ebook)

Publication Date

September 5 2024


short stories, science fiction, fantasy, horror, climate fiction, surreal, literary fiction


short stories, Canadian literature, environmental fiction, ecofiction, climate change, climate fiction, clifi

Cover Art and Design

Rachel Yu Lobbenberg


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