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Edward Ashton

Edward Ashton writes people-centered science fiction, or science-centered people fiction, depending on the day.

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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.

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Featured June 24, 2021

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Unifiers

Published Jun 19, 2021 · 4,183 words (16 minutes) · 5 likes · 307 views

Science Fiction far future spooky

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.

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New Year's Day

Published Jan 1, 2021 · 870 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 230 views

Fantasy Romance

A fun pick-me-up to start the new year.

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Jenna

Published Jul 4, 2020 · 927 words (4 minutes) · 350 views

Literary Fiction

I'm not sure exactly what this story is. Not a romance, though.

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Wolves

Published May 26, 2020 · 4,414 words (17 minutes) · 1 like · 392 views

Science Fiction alien invasion

This is a story about what we do to survive, and what we're willing to sacrifice for others.

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NPCs

Published Feb 27, 2020 · 992 words (4 minutes) · 429 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Romance

This is a story about love mostly, with a small sprinkling of philosophy and quantum weirdness.

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Dahlia

Published Oct 12, 2019 · 978 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 519 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction loss regret Love

Sometimes I write my hopes. Sometimes I write my fears. This story is one of the latter.

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Midnight in Absheron

Published Sep 2, 2019 · 6,598 words (24 minutes) · 551 views

Science Fiction far-future SF

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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The Butterfly Effect

Published Jul 17, 2019 · 1,336 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 615 views

Fantasy Humor Science Fiction Romance Kielbasa time travel Nazis Elephants

This story includes Nazi elephants. If that doesn't hook you, I honestly don't know what will.

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Backup

Published May 30, 2019 · 3,574 words (13 minutes) · 650 views

Science Fiction Immortality

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?

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Morning Sun

Published Apr 21, 2019 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 571 views

Literary Fiction

You may not think it, but this is a story about hope.

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