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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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In Which the Author Learns that his New Book is Available for Pre-Order

Published May 10, 2021 · 114 words (1 minute) · 66 views

Science Fiction pre-order Novel please Mickey7

A shameless plea for y'all to give my new book a peek

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Hoe Cakes

Published Feb 28, 2021 · 623 words (3 minutes) · 67 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) · 105 views

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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) · 172 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 · 288 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) · 243 views

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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) · 288 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 · 344 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 · 257 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) · 325 views

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

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