Data?1521593727

Edward Ashton

Follow Edward to get notified when they create a new story or post.

Subscribe

Subscribe to Edward to support their work and read subscriber-only content.

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.

Fiction · Posts · Books

Free

Post

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

Published Aug 19, 2020 · 752 words (3 minutes) · 71 views

Science Fiction Writing advice

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

Free

Free

Post

In Which the Author gets a Movie Deal

Published Apr 25, 2020 · 56 words (1 minute) · 3 likes · 188 views

A modest flex during corona time.

Free

Free

Post

An Excerpt from A Brief History of the Stupid War

Published Mar 30, 2020 · 3,318 words (13 minutes) · 131 views

Science Fiction excerpt

In which Inchy commits a tactical blunder.

Free

Free

Post

Avoiding the Info Dump: World Building in Science Fiction

Published Jan 20, 2020 · 950 words (4 minutes) · 157 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.

Free

Free

Post

A Classic Science Fiction Christmas List

Published Dec 8, 2019 · 776 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 228 views

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

Free

Free

Post

Writing in the Interstices

Published Nov 20, 2019 · 709 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 158 views

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

Free

Free

Post

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

Published May 4, 2019 · 961 words (4 minutes) · 241 views

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

Free

Free

Post

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

Published Mar 2, 2019 · 847 words (4 minutes) · 244 views

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

Free

Free

Post

Fun Science Fact: Cancer is Random

Published Feb 23, 2019 · 769 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 249 views

A post containing actual science rather than the fictional kind.

Free

Free

Post

Chai

Published Feb 23, 2019 · 619 words (3 minutes) · 279 views

A very short piece about love and loss.

Free