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. Her short fiction has been published in World Fantasy and Aurora Award-nominated collections, and in Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. She is the 2015 recipient of the Ontario Arts Foundation’s K.M. Hunter Award for her work in theatre. In 2017 her third novel This Insubstantial Pageant came out with ChiZine Publications; the Toronto Star named it a “top science-fiction read.” Her first young adult fantasy novel Antilia: Sword and Song comes out in the spring of 2018.
This Insubstantial Pageant
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.
Antilia: Sword and Song
It’s the near future, and the world is on the brink of war. The paths of two lonely teens converge, caught in an uncontrollable current crashing through time and space. Rowan and Ophelia discover that they share a place they thought was the stuff of childhood dreams. In Antilia there is magic, and humans walk alongside minor gods and mythological beings. But all is not what it seems, and the two are pulled inexorably into a divided realm. Separated and unable to get home, they find that Antilia’s fate and Earth’s are forged together. Can Ophelia and Rowan repair the damage, fulfill their destinies, and save both worlds from annihilation? Antilia: Sword and Song is an epic story of survival and self-discovery. Book One of the Antilia Chronicles.