Where The Seas Roll Up Their Thunder

Any Newfoundlander knows the beautiful song “Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary’s.” It’s filled with longing, and never fails to bring a tear to my eye (I’m a soft sort). But in this story I wrote a tough-minded character, an older woman with an irritation for her species and a connection to something larger, older, and… beyond. Set on the magical Bell Island, Where The Seas has garnered this insightful review by the indomitable Derek Newman-Stille. Thank you for all you do, Derek, for Canadian speculative fiction. And thank you to the wonderful editors of Those Who Make Us, Kelsi Morris and Kaitlin Tremblay!

Truths in Fiction

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This Insubstantial Pageant

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:



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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

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What is Means to Be An Outsider

A wonderful review of my story “Am I Not a Proud Outlier?” in the truly exceptional anthology Sum Of Us.

Speculating Canada: Canadian Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy

A review of Kate Story’s “Am I Not A Proud Outlier” in Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (Laksa Media Group, 2017)
By Derek Newman-Stille

In a hive, dance is crucial. Dance is the way that decisions are made, but dance is also a way of expressing dissent. Kate Story’s “Am I Not A Proud Outlier” is a tale of a space hive with typical bee like characteristics. This hive is moving from planet to planet, and colonizing as they move, but something has gone wrong in the hive. A space that is supposed to be unified has become disrupted and violence has broken out between different factions leaving a Queen without support. This hive has a caste system like most bee hives do, with certain members specialized to fulfill certain roles like building, nursing, and cleaning. But, this hive also has a role that is meant…

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Speculating Canada reviews climate change stories

Check out this insightful and lovely review of my story “Animate” in Bruce Meyer’s CliFi, published by Exile! Derek Newman-Stille is working his way through this wonderful collection, so go to his site for more.
A Magnetic Environment

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Through the Twisted Woods

And… this interview is by the lovely and insightful Derek Newman-Stille! Me, talking on about writing and faery. Thank you, Derek!





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Airship Ambassador

Here’s another interview sparked by my Steampunk story “Equus” published in the EXCELLENT Clockwork Canada, edited by the redoubtable Dominik Parisien. This interview, for the Airship Ambassador, was a lot of fun. But I went on so long that Kevin had to post it in 4 sections. I am linking the fourth and last section here, because embedded at the beginning of it are links to the other 3 sections. It is such a pleasure to be asked insightful questions. Thank you, Airship Ambassador!


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Review of Equus

Here’s a fabulous review of my short story “Equus” by the Aurora-award winning Derek Newman-Stille. The story appears in Canadian Steampunk collection Clockwork Canada, edited by the wonderful Dominik Parisien. So lovely to get this level of attention and reading on something one writes!

Putting Monsters on the Map

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