Parallel Prairies

The Canadian Prairie teems with life—not all of it of this world. Get acquainted with baby dragons, killer insects, faery kings, infernal entities and more, as 19 authors let the Manitoban landscape inspire weird and wondrous tales.

You thought the Prairies were flat, plain, and boring.

You were wrong.

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.


Chris Allinote, Wayne Arthurson, Jonathan Ball, S.M. Beiko, Sheldon Birnie, Keith Cadieux, Jennifer Collerone, Gilles DeCruyenaere, Will J. Fawley, David Jón Fuller, Chadwick Ginther, Kate Heartfield, Patrick Johanneson, Lindsay Kitson, Adam Petrash, Darren Ridgley, Craig Russell, J.M. Sinclair, and Christine Steendam.

The anthology can be ordered through AmazonChapters IndigoGreat Plains Publications or McNally Robinson Booksellers.

Or, it can be found in ebook format on Kindle or Kobo.

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