This Insubstantial Pageant by Kate StoryThis Insubstantial Pageant by Kate Story

This Insubstantial Pageant

byKate Story

Paperback | July 21, 2017

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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. When Milana's old ally Joe Gallo manages to hijack the ship of her enemy Al King, Milana acts. Aided by her sentient plant creations Caliban and Ariel, and the buffoonery of various other passengers aboard Al King's ship (including Stephen the socialist atheist boatswain, Troy the drunken frat boy, Milana's evil brother Tony Conti, and Al's handsome son Fernando), Milana wins her freedom. She and Miranda will go home, and Prosper Inc. is hers again. But the plants, Caliban and Ariel? They have other ideas.
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...
Title:This Insubstantial PageantFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 21, 2017Publisher:ChiZineLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771484098

ISBN - 13:9781771484091

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny, clever and thoughtful Kate Story turns her very talented hand to the Bard himself with this clever space-aged version of The Tempest. It's cleverly constructed, laugh-out-loud funny in places, and full of intelligent inventiveness, and I enjoyed every page. I like to think the Bard would, too.
Date published: 2017-12-15