Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

World Bolshevism

by Iulii Martov

Athabasca University Press

2022

Beginning in 1903, the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party was divided into opposing sections, one led by Vladimir Lenin, the other by Iulii Martov. Until 1917, both Lenin and Martov were equally prominent figures in Russian politics. Martov, an anti-war socialist intellectual from a Jewish background, wrote prolifically for a number of important publications inside…

Grieving for Pigeons: Twelve Stories of Lahore

by Zubair Ahmad

Athabasca University Press

2022

In this poignant and meditative collection of short stories, Zubair Ahmad captures the lives and experiences of the people of the Punjab, a region divided between India and Pakistan. In an intimate narrative style, Ahmad writes a world that hovers between memory and imagination, home and abroad. The narrator follows the pull of his subconscious,…

Siegfried: Dragon Slayer

by Mark Allard-Will and Jasmine Redford

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2022

Impulsive young Prince Siegfried craves glory and recognition from his aloof parents, the king and queen of Denmark. Starting a war with a neighbouring country and seeking out the most feared dragon in the realm seems like a good place to start. An epic tale full of action, adventure, mythological beasts, magical swords, powerful rings,…

Signs of Water: Community Perspectives on Water, Responsibility, and Hope

by Edited by Robert Boschman and Sonya L. Jakubec, Foreword by Robert Sandford

University of Calgary Press

2022

A global exploration of water, bringing together academics and experts from five continents to illuminate the many issues facing the world’s most important resource. Water is more important than ever before. It is increasingly controversial in direct proportion to its scarcity, demand, neglect, and commodification. There is no place on the planet where water is…

Next Time There’s a Pandemic

by Vivek Shraya

University of Alberta Press

2022

In Next Time There’s a Pandemic, artist Vivek Shraya reflects on how she might have approached 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic differently, and how challenging and changing pervasive expressions, attitudes, and behaviours might transform our experiences of life in—and after—the pandemic. What might happen if, rather than urging one another to “stay safe,” we focused…

Situating Design in Alberta

by Edited by Isabel Prochner and Tim Antoniuk

University of Alberta Press

2021

Situating Design in Alberta makes the case that design has the potential to drive economic growth, improve quality of life, and promote sustainability in the province and across the country. Contributors bring both scholarly and practice-based perspectives and come from diverse disciplines including architecture, interior design, industrial design, and visual communications.…

The Material Theory of Induction

by John D. Norton

University of Calgary Press

2021

The inaugural title in the new, Open Access series BSPS Open, The Material Theory of Induction will initiate a new tradition in the analysis of inductive inference The fundamental burden of a theory of inductive inference is to determine which are the good inductive inferences or relations of inductive support and why it is that…

Contemporary Indigenous Cosmologies and Pragmatics

by Edited by Françoise Dussart and Sylvie Poirier

University of Alberta Press

2021

In this timely collection, the authors examine Indigenous peoples’ negotiations with different cosmologies in a globalized world. Dussart and Poirier outline a sophisticated theory of change that accounts for the complexity of Indigenous peoples’ engagement with Christianity and other cosmologies, their own colonial experiences, as well as their ongoing relationships to place and kin. The…

Home for the Howlidays

by Edited by M. L. Curelas

Tyche Books

2021

A Howliday Invitation: Celebrate the joys of togetherness during the holiday season with your friends, your family … and your pack. Let’s face it, whether you’re facing awkward family dinners, supernatural brawls, or the terrors of online dating, your pack always has your back. Werewolves, hell hounds, and other canines take centre stage in these…

A Selected History of Soul Speak

by Andrea Thompson

Frontenac House

2021

In this collection of poems, Andrea Thompson investigates the intersection of page and stage, and the evolution of spoken word as a hybrid form of literary orature. Thompson’s collection blurs the space between public and private, while excavating the influence of Black North American history, art and culture on contemporary poetics. From the slave songs…

Genghis Con

by Yi-Sung Oliver Ho, Daniel Reynolds, Chris Peterson, Ruth Redmond

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2021

Genghis Con is the story of guilt-ridden grifter, Alexis, who seeks redemption for herself and justice for her sister, Abigail, by taking part in a win or die rally race from England into the mountains of Mongolia. Along the way, she must team up with her erstwhile lover and fend off attacks from parties unknown,…

Bearmen Descend Upon Gimli

by D. A. Lockhart

Frontenac House

2021

Bearmen Descend Upon Gimli is a contemporary myth told in lyric form. The poems in this collection follow Raymond Northwind, a past-middle-aged Odawa guy, who happens to be the icemaker and custodian for the Peter Glint Memorial Curling Club. Fate finds Northwind in his Gimli, Manitoba exile and because of it, he brings forth a semi-supernatural…

Think of How Old We Could Get

by Tyler Engström

Frontenac House

2021

Think of How Old We Could Get is an existentialist tour guide led by a clean-eyed nihilist or an unreliable narrator. These poems are about eating oysters, eating the rich, Ferrari jackets in deadbeat bars, many crying men, and poisoned generations. These poems are a reflection of our culture and what it means to be a…

The Barnacle and The Seagull

by Judd Palme

Bayeux Arts

2021

The Barnacle and the Seagull are good friends even though they’re very different. The Seagull flies over the ocean to wonderful places that the Barnacle can’t even imagine, because he’s spent his whole life stuck on a rock. When the Seagull tells the Barnacle about his adventures, does it make the Barnacle feel jealous, or…