I am thrilled to announce that my third novel, This Insubstantial Pageant, is out. ChiZine Publications took a chance on this sci-fi romp (it’s “The Tempest”… in space!), producing a beautiful book with stunning artwork by Erik Mohr, design by Sam Beiko, and interior design by Jared Shapiro (with a surprise at the end!).
I wrote it when I was in the mood for something lighthearted, which these days sometimes means something off-world. And the energetic cheer that bubbles up through Shakespeare’s text never fails to buoy me up. However, other themes came through in the writing: colonization, sex, and power. I truly believe there is something in the book for almost everybody. It is available in corporeal and other forms; links can be found on CZP’s site:
I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it!
“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
“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