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Edward Ashton

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Edward Ashton lives with his adorably mopey dog, his inordinately patient wife, and a steadily diminishing number of daughters in Rochester, New York, where he studies new cancer therapies by day, and writes about the awful things his research may lead to by night. He is the author of the novels Three Days in April and The End of Ordinary, as well as several dozen short stories which have appeared in venues ranging from the newsletter of an Italian sausage company to Fireside Magazine, Flash Fiction Online, and Escape Pod.

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Hoe Cakes

Published Feb 28, 2021 · 623 words (3 minutes) · 23 views

I caught myself feeling nostalgic about business travel this morning. This took care of it.

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An Excerpt from Mickey7.2

Published Dec 5, 2020 · 1,130 words (5 minutes) · 57 views

Science Fiction

An excerpt from my new book, in which Berto bugs out when things get spooky.

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Using Science in Science Fiction: How Not to Annoy Your Readers, in Three Simple Steps

Published Aug 19, 2020 · 752 words (3 minutes) · 112 views

Science Fiction Writing advice

In which the author gives some gentle advice on writing science fiction that won't get roasted by nerds.

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In Which the Author gets a Movie Deal

Published Apr 25, 2020 · 56 words (1 minute) · 3 likes · 234 views

A modest flex during corona time.

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An Excerpt from A Brief History of the Stupid War

Published Mar 30, 2020 · 3,318 words (13 minutes) · 177 views

Science Fiction excerpt

In which Inchy commits a tactical blunder.

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Avoiding the Info Dump: World Building in Science Fiction

Published Jan 20, 2020 · 950 words (4 minutes) · 212 views

Writing advice

A brief introduction to the art of setting the stage in science fiction without causing your readers to throw your book out the window.

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A Classic Science Fiction Christmas List

Published Dec 8, 2019 · 776 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 273 views

In which the author recommends some books that you may or may not have heard of.

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Writing in the Interstices

Published Nov 20, 2019 · 709 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 200 views

In which the author discusses his writing process, chicken wings, and his dislike of Working Moms (the Netflix show, not the actual people.)

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Fun Science Fact: Scientists Do Not Get Paid to Conform to Conventional Wisdom

Published May 4, 2019 · 961 words (4 minutes) · 275 views

In which the author forecloses any possibility of future grants from The Heartland Institute.

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Fun Science Fact: The Subjective "I" is an Illusion

Published Mar 2, 2019 · 847 words (4 minutes) · 273 views

In which the author explains why you should not attempt to kill him in his sleep.

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