Hayden Trenholm is a produced playwright and published author. His short fiction has appeared in On Spec, TransVersions, Tesseracts6, Neo-Opsis, Challenging Destiny, Talebones, Gaslight Grimoire and on CBC radio. His short fiction has been nominated for and won Aurora Awards. His novels include A Circle of Birds, Defining Diana, Steel Whispers, and Stealing Home. He edited the short fiction anthology Blood and Water, which won the Aurora Award in 2013 for Best Related Work. InDecember 2012, Hayden purchased Bundoran Press and became its managing editor. His latest anthology is Strange Bedfellows: An Anthology of Political Science Fiction. Hayden lives with his wife and fellow writer, Elizabeth, in Ottawa where he provides policy advice to the Senator for the Northwest Territories.
by Hayden Trenholm, editor of Strange Bedfellows: An Anthology of Political Science Fiction
Having spent a lifetime as a political activist (starting at age 14 and ranging from backroom organizer to candidate to public policy analyst) and half a lifetime as a science fiction writer, Strange Bedfellows: An Anthology of Political Science Fiction seemed like a natural next step. My first anthology, Blood and Water, was similarly themed around near-future resource conflicts and had met with good critical success – eventually winning the Prix Aurora Award for Canadian SF – so I felt prepared for a bigger stage.