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Edward Ashton

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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.

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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) · 37 views

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

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

Published Mar 2, 2019 · 847 words (4 minutes) · 46 views

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

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Fun Science Fact: Cancer is Random

Published Feb 23, 2019 · 769 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 51 views

A post containing actual science rather than the fictional kind.

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Chai

Published Feb 23, 2019 · 619 words (3 minutes) · 61 views

A very short piece about love and loss.

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An Excerpt from The End of Ordinary

Published Jan 17, 2019 · 2,039 words (8 minutes) · 81 views

In which Jordan learns to appreciate the advantages of architectural subtlety.

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An Excerpt from Three Days in April

Published Jan 15, 2019 · 3,509 words (13 minutes) · 1 like · 127 views

In which Terry gets punched in the noggin, and subsequently learns that the world is beginning to swirl the drain.

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The Hole

Published Dec 26, 2018 · 989 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 85 views

What do you do when you've accidentally broken the world?

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Tell Me

Published Oct 20, 2018 · 890 words (4 minutes) · 112 views

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The Signal

Published Aug 14, 2018 · 99 words (1 minute) · 137 views

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Damascus

Published Jul 27, 2018 · 992 words (4 minutes) · 146 views

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