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Edward Ashton is the author of the novels Three Days in April, The End of Ordinary, and Mickey7. His short fiction has appeared in venues ranging from the newsletter of an Italian sausage company to Escape Pod, Analog, and Fireside Fiction. He lives in upstate New York in a cabin in the woods (not that Cabin in the Woods) with his wife, a variable number of daughters, and an adorably mopey dog named Max, where he writes—mostly fiction, occasionally fact—under the watchful eyes of a giant woodpecker and a rotating cast of barred owls. In his free time, he enjoys cancer research, teaching quantum physics to sullen graduate students, and whittling. You can find him online at edwardashton.com or on Twitter @edashtonwriting.
Published Jun 19, 2021 · 4,183 words (16 minutes) · 5 likes · 367 views
Doran and Michaela are Unifiers, tasked with visiting colonized planets and ensuring the residents stay true to their human roots, no matter how many centuries have passed. But Doran has his own ideas about what constitutes humanity—and that may just prove to be his undoing.
Author Edward Ashton lives in Rochester, New York, where he studies new cancer therapies by day, and writes about what his research may lead to by night. He’s the author of the novels Three Days in April and The End of Ordinary, as well as several dozen short stories.
Published May 30, 2019 · 3,574 words (13 minutes) · 668 views
Imagine that when you go to sleep at night, you don’t just go to sleep. You die. You die, and when you wake up it’s someone completely different looking out from behind your eyes. Question: would that make any practical difference in your life? Is there any way you’d even be able to tell?