It came from Geoffrey W. Cole

Geoffrey W. Cole’s story “The Martian in the Greenhouse” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 6 December 2019. “The Martian in the Greenhouse” was originally a chapter from my novel, Perpetua. In the novel, the main characters are cryonically preserved in a mine similar to the one Honoré was sent to in “The Martian in the Greenhouse”. The scene ended up being cut from the novel, and I thought the story was much more compelling …

The Martian in the Greenhouse – Geoffrey W. Cole

“Can you sit?” Honoré awoke to find herself lying on a cot in a little room full of mostly empty boxes of medicine and medical supplies. The woman who had asked the question loomed over Honoré. Pale, oily skin stretched tight over thick bones. Grey hair tied up in a bun. Ice-blue eyes set deep. “Shush,” the woman said. Honoré realized she’d been moaning in pain. It felt like she was steeping her extremities in …

A question for Geoffrey W. Cole

Q: What kind of non-fiction do you like to read and how does it affect the fiction you write?

A: Most of the non-fiction I read is either in audio-book or podcast form. Hardcore History, Radiolab and Science of the People are some of my favourite podcasts. I also like to read non-fiction books on astrophysics, indigenous issues, advances in biology and medicine, etc. The non-fiction material typically doesn’t have a direct impact on what I write; the effects are more organic. One evening while walking the dog, some factual story I read ages ago will mate with a fictional idea that has been percolating in the back of my grey matter. If the offspring of the fact and fiction is relevant to the project I’m working on, I’ll incorporate it; otherwise, it goes into the big ‘To Write’ file that is growing faster than I will ever be able to complete it.


Geoffrey W. Cole’s story “The Martian in the Greenhouse
in Metaphorosis Friday, 6 December 2019.
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About Geoffrey W. Cole

Geoffrey W. Cole is an award-winning author, an engineer, a father of three, and a loving husband. Previously, he was a Segway tour leader in Rome, a Lego robotics instructor, a grizzly-bear handler, and a rock-n-roll singer. He enjoys back-country skiing, surfing, canoeing, cycling, roleplaying games, board games, fencing, running, and staring at trees. Geoff has degrees in biology, engineering, and an MFA in creative writing. He lives in Toronto, Canada. Geoff is a member of SF Canada and SFWA. Visit Geoff at www.geoffreywcole.com.

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Geoffrey W. Cole’s story “The Martian in the Greenhouse
in Metaphorosis Friday, 6 December 2019.
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