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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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The Bird

Published Mar 8, 2019 · 3,412 words (13 minutes) · 2 likes · 649 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Science Fiction

A story of love and loss and hard choices, and also a talking bird.

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Monsters

Published Nov 29, 2018 · 1,005 words (4 minutes) · 638 views

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At night, the monsters come. This is not a fantasy, really. It is not a faery tale. It does not have a happy ending.

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In the Land of Gods and Monsters

Published Sep 23, 2018 · 3,360 words (13 minutes) · 1 like · 669 views

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Listen

Published Aug 27, 2018 · 874 words (4 minutes) · 849 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction

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Featured July 24, 2018

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Vernal Fall

Published Jul 18, 2018 · 839 words (4 minutes) · 7 likes · 1461 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction

Wait. Stop. Rewind. If technology allowed, how many times would you relive a tragic, pivotal moment in your life? What if you weren’t even there for it? Author Edward Ashton strikes again with this hair-raising piece of flash fiction.

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Bluejay

Published May 19, 2018 · 3,952 words (15 minutes) · 884 views

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Featured April 1, 2018

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Tessa

Published Mar 21, 2018 · 2,068 words (8 minutes) · 9 likes · 1323 views

Science Fiction Love

We love Edward Ashton’s stories for the way they use faraway settings to expose the nature of the humans in them, whether good, bad, or anything in between. Read “Tessa,” a tale of love, loss, and what-ifs in an untethered ship cartwheeling through space.

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Dust

Published Feb 14, 2018 · 1,183 words (5 minutes) · 4 likes · 1042 views

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Featured February 14, 2018

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The Sky is Blue, and Bright, and Filled with Stars

Published Feb 14, 2018 · 4,549 words (17 minutes) · 5 likes · 1106 views

Science Fiction

High concept science fiction meets laconic western sensibility in a future at once alien and hauntingly familiar in “The Sky is Blue, and Bright, and Filled with Stars.” With words that crack and an ending that punches right to the heart, this one will stick with you for days. 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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