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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.
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.

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