Hugh A.D. Spencer completed graduate studies at the University of Toronto and McMaster University where he conducted anthropological studies into the origins of religious movements in science fiction fandom.
Twice nominated for Canada's Aurora Award, Hugh’s science fiction has been published in On Spec, Tesseracts 8, 11 and 6, Interzone, Descant and New Writings in the Fantastic. Many of his short stories have been dramatized by Shoestring Radio Theatre for the Satellite Network of National Public Radio. His most recent short story "Five Stories About Alan" was published in Dandelions of Mars: A Tribute to Ray Bradbury and his first novel Extreme Dentistry is scheduled for release in the spring of 2014.
Hugh is also President and Senior Consultant of the cultural consulting company Museum Planning Partners. He worked on the Ontario Prehistory and Canadian Ethnology galleries at the Royal Ontario Museum and has traveled to Asia, Europe, Australia and throughout North America on assignment for many different museum, art gallery, science centre and world's fair projects. Even with all this travel, he always happy to return to his home in the aging suburbs of Toronto which he shares with his family, friends and two dogs.