Kate Heartfield's stories have been published by the likes of Strange Horizons, Escape Pod, Podcastle, Daily Science Fiction, GlitterShip, Crossed Genres, Lackington’s, Postscripts to Darkness, and many, many more. She is an active member of SFWA and a member of Ottawa’s East Block Irregulars and the Codex writers’ group. Kate is also non-fiction writer and editor, and from 2013 to 2015 was the editorial pages editor for the Ottawa Citizen, the daily broadsheet in Canada’s capital. Kate lives in rural Ottawa.
Monstrous Little Voices
Released 8 March 2016
Magic, Michief, Love and War
It is the Year of Our Lord 1601. The Tuscan War rages across the world, and every lord from Navarre to Illyria is embroiled in the fray. Cannon roar, pikemen clash, and witches stalk the night; even the fairy courts stand on the verge of chaos.
Five stories come together at the end of the war: that of bold Miranda and sly Puck; of wise Pomona and her prisoner Vertumnus; of gentle Lucia and the shade of Prospero; of noble Don Pedro and powerful Helena; and of Anne, a glovemaker’s wife. On these lovers and heroes the world itself may depend.
These are the stories Shakespeare never told. Five of the most exciting names in genre fiction today – Emma Newman (Planetfall, the Split Worlds series, 2015 British Fantasy Award for “A Woman’s Place” in Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets), Jonathan Barnes (The Somnambulist, Cannonbridge), Adrian Tchaikovsky (Shadows of the Apt, Children of Time), Foz Meadows and Kate Heartfield – delve into the world the poet created to weave together a story of courage, transformation and magic.
Including an afterword by Dr. John Lavagnino, The London Shakespeare Centre, King's College London.
UK ISBN: 9781781083932
US ISBN: 9781781083949