Parallel Prairies: Stories of Manitoba Speculative Fiction is an anthology of Manitoba-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 Manitoba from a collection of authors who lean on their own histories with the province to tell weird and wonderful tales.
Praise for Parallel Prairies:
“…the province is a harsh, demanding land but not without its beauty and rewards. Amazing what stories the contributors wrested from its soil. I confess this book exceeded my expectations. Well worth reading.” — Amazing Stories
“So much fun! I’m loving this book… the stories take place in Manitoba, but they transcend.” — Joanne Kelly, CBC Manitoba
“I was born and raised in Thompson — a northern community with mosquitos big as ravens, ravens big as bears, and bears that run for local office — so I know weird when I read it. And this is some choice weird right here. I don’t know what the future holds for Manitoba, but if these stories are any indication, the flatlands are in for a bumpy ride.” — Corey Redekop, author of Husk and Shelf Monkey
“…a kaleidoscope of style and subject matter. Echoes of iconic storylines pulled from the annals of cult sci-fi, fantasy and suspense ring through Manitoba’s landscape.” — The Uniter
“The editors have very deliberately and specifically curated a collection that explores how the Prairies have shaped our psyche.” — The Winnipeg Free Press