This Insubstantial Pageant

by Kate Story | :: Jump to Buy Links ::

Click to enlarge and spotlight cover
IT’S THE TEMPEST . . . IN SPACE!
Prosperina was robbed. Her chief executive officer—and betraying brother—stole her company Prosper Inc., her research, and almost her life, and marooned her and daughter Milana eight light years from Earth. A brilliant bio-engineer, Prosperina genetically alters indigenous plant forms to provide food, shelter, and even conductive and data-processing technologies. When her old ally Joe Gallo manages to hijack the ship of corporate enemy Al King, Prosperina confronts her brother and his allies (including Stephen the socialist atheist boatswain, drunken frat boy Troy, and Al’s handsome son, Fernando) in a fight for freedom. But the plants, Kaleeban and Auriel? They have other ideas.

ISBN: 9781771484459
eISBN: 9781771484107


Other CZP books by Kate Story:


Praise for Kate Story

“You know a good book as soon as you start it. It sings to you and makes an immediate connection. That’s what happened to me with Kate Story’s Antilia. I loved everything about the book.”
—Charles de Lint, author of The Onion Girl and The Wind in His Heart

“I fell in love with Antilia from the first page. With this book, you say to yourself, ‘I’ll just read a bit more,’ and then suddenly it’s three in the morning and you’re sorry because now the story will be over too soon. Kate Story has created an utterly contemporary, exquisitely imagined parallel-world fantasy with a deeply satisfying plot and unforgettable characters (including a few I wish I could forget). Ophelia and Rowan, Pim (oh, Pim!) and Ari, got under my skin and into my heart and stayed there long after the book was done.”
—Holly Bennett, author of The Bonemender, Shapeshifter, and Drawn Away

“Self-described Shakespeare geek Kate Story[‘s This Insubstantial Pageant] sticks much closer to Shakespeare’s Tempest than did Forbidden Planet, while at the same time reimagining the play in an exotic, funny and very sexy way. Science fiction (SF) fans and Shakespeare buffs should be equally delighted.”
—Alex Good, The Toronto Star

“[This Insubstantial Pageant is] an ambitious deep space retelling of The Tempest that would have delighted Shakespeare and Sagan in equal measure.”
—Eric Choi, Aurora Award-winning author and editor

“Kate Story’s writing is inventive, rich with ideas that will make your head spin. She combines this imagination with keen insight into human nature and insider knowledge of the world of the stage. The resulting stories are rich pageants, tying the comforting to the unsettling and the familiar to the bizarre.”
—A.M. Dellamonica, author of the Aurora Award-winning Hidden Sea Tales Trilogy

“[With This Insubstantial Pageant,] Story has penned a sexy, sophisticated future-Shakespearean romp. Ambitious, rich, magical, and a joy to read.”
—Kelly Robson, Author of Waters of Versailles, a Nebula, World Fantasy, and Sunburst Award finalist, and Aurora Award winner


| Check out This Insubstantial Pageant on Goodreads! |