Alternate Plains

A man runs for his life from the promise of death held by trees; a lost VHS tape offers footage of a grisly history; a diaspora clings to magical shards of home and more in this collection of speculative fiction by authors from across the Canadian Prairies.

A follow-up to the 2018 hit, Parallel Prairies.

Alternate Plains: Stories of Prairie Speculative Fiction is an anthology of prairie-inspired speculative fiction co-edited by Darren Ridgley and myself.

The anthology features fantasy, horror, and science-fiction stories which are set in or inspired by Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba from a collection of authors who lean on their own histories with the provinces to tell weird and wonderful tales.


Bob Armstrong, S.M. Beiko, Sheldon Birnie, David Demchuk, Chadwick Ginther, Patrick Johanneson, Lynne MacLean, Premee Mohamed, Sheryl Normandeau, Rhonda Parrish, Wayne Santos, and Linda Trinh.

The anthology is currently available for pre-order through Amazon, Chapters Indigo, Great Plains Publications or McNally Robinson Booksellers.