This Insubstantial Pageant (Paperback)

By Kate Story

Chizine Publications, 9781771484459, 250pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 2017

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Description

Milana, a brilliant bio-engineer, manages to genetically alter indigenous Lalandian plant forms to provide food, shelter, and even conductive and data-processing technologies for herself and her daughter through her company, Prosper Inc.--until the company is taken from her by her nemesis, Al King.
But when Milana's old ally Joe Gallo manages to hijack Al's ship, Milana springs to action. Aided by her sentient plant creations Caliban and Ariel, and the buffoonery of various other passengers aboard Al King's ship, Milana will be able to win her freedom. She and Miranda can go home, and Prosper Inc. will be hers again. But the plants, Caliban and Ariel? They have other ideas.

Kate Story is a writer and performer. Her first novel, Blasted, (Killick Press) received the Sunburst Award's honorable mention for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Recent publications include short stories published by Tor, Stone Skin Press, and Exile Editions.


About the Author

Kate Story: Kate Story is a writer and performer. A Newfoundlander living in Ontario, her first novel Blasted (Killick Press) received the Sunburst Award's honourable mention for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. She received the 2015 Ontario Arts Foundation's K.M. Hunter Award for her work in theatre. Recent publications include short stories published by Tor Books, Stone Skin Press, and Exile. Her story "Demoted" was featured in CZP's Imaginarium: Best Canadian Speculative Writing 2015.