We are the House of Zolo, Independent Canadian Publishers. House of Zolo publishes speculative literature with a special interest in short story and poetry.
We are very excited to announce the launch dates for our first two book releases:
The House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature, Volume 1, an International collection of short stories and poetry, edited by Nihls Andersen and Erika Steeves. Launching 01/01/2020;
Phreak, a new novel by the award winning performance artist and writer, J. E. Solo. Launching 02/02/2020
The HOZ Journal of Speculative Literature – Launch date: 01/01/2020
In this exciting new collection, writers and poets from around the world conjure fractured dimensions, cast dark nightmares, and offer alternatives to the apocalypse as they navigate to the very edges of time and back. Delving into themes of post-humanity, future-shock, and the consequences of climate change, these short stories and poems fearlessly explore what it means to be human. Alternately dark and hopeful, heartbreaking and humorous, this volume contains stories and poems to spark the imagination and inspire new perspectives on the future.
HOZ’s Journal of Speculative Literature is an international collection of short stories and poems by some of today’s most compelling writers: Jessica Barksdale, Joe Baumann, L. X. Beckett, Melanie Bell, Jenny Blackford, Robert Borski, Shenoa Carroll-Bradd, M. S. Chari, Deborah L. Davitt, Joe DiCicco, Steve Dillon, James Dorr, Kevin Freeman, Amelia Gorman, Vince Gotera, Russell Hemmel, Richard Leis, E. H. Lupton, JBMulligan, Jennifer Loring, Sally McBride, Stephen McQuiggan, Laurel Radzieski, Samannaz Rohanimanesh, George Salis, Lucy Stone, Ojo Taiye, Cohl Warren-Howles.
Curated and edited by Nihls Andersen and Erika Steeves with guest poetry editor Jon Parsons.
Phreak – Launch Date: 02/02/2020
In an alternate, near-future world where corrupt government and corporate interests rule the smallest details of Island life, an unusually sensitive child is born. Navigating a landscape of ecological devastation and botched genetic modification experiments, the child’s survival depends upon their heightened senses and the skills they learn at the knee of their life-hacking father. Will it be enough? As they cross the threshold into adulthood, the collapse of Island society draws closer and they must act in order to protect what they love.
A richly detailed and compelling first novel, Solo deftly layers satire and social commentary to create a powerful story of resilience and survival.
J. E. Solo is an award-winning writer, multi-disciplinary performance artist, and composer interested in creating universes, building worlds and merging the real with the virtual. Solo’s work explores humanity’s tenuous connection to nature and juxtaposes the evolution of modern technology against the fragility of living things.