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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 Three Days in April, as well as several dozen short stories which have appeared in venues ranging from the newsletter of an Italian sausage company to Louisiana Literature and Escape Pod. You can find him online at edwardashton.com.

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Edward Ashton Thanks, Pete. Really appreciate the feedback. My next book is actually with my agent right now. It's set six years after the events described in Three…moreThanks, Pete. Really appreciate the feedback. My next book is actually with my agent right now. It's set six years after the events described in Three Days in April. The tone is pretty similar, but the new book focuses more on the social implications of what is basically a massive speciation event. (less)
Edward Ashton I wasn't trying to establish any real parallels between the Civil War and the abortive war between the Engineered and the UnAltered described in my…moreI wasn't trying to establish any real parallels between the Civil War and the abortive war between the Engineered and the UnAltered described in my book, but yes - that was the jumping off point.(less)
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"Three Days in April is the kind of science fiction book that jumps into a situation and challenges the reader to figure out what the heck is going on. That makes almost any information in a review at least spoiler-adjacent. So here's a minimum. It..." Read more of this review »
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I honestly don't think I can adequately describe this book except to say that it involves love and elephants and Radium Girls, and you need to read it.
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I honestly don't think I can adequately describe this book except to say that it involves love and elephants and Radium Girls, and you need to read it.
The End of Ordinary by Edward Ashton
"I love sci-fi, and this didn’t disappoint. Hannah, the heroine and a not-quite-human girl, is a runner. Her father, a researcher and genetics engineer, altered her genes in utero, and basically she’s a sort of super-runner designed for speed and d..." Read more of this review »
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"This book reminded me of Matt Ruff's writing, in both style and quality. Except I don't think even Ruff could pull off a multi-pov first person present perspective as good as Three Days in April. That's like the Iron Man triathlon of novels, yet t..." Read more of this review »
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This is literary speculative fiction, along the same lines as The Dog Stars and Station Eleven. I had some issues with suspension of disbelief in places - for example, around the idea that there could be a twenty year stalemated conflict between four ...more
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I'm a big fan of Vonnegut, so this is not an entirely unbiased review. That said, this book is not in the same league as Slaughterhouse 5, The Sirens of Titan, or Cat's Cradle. It touches on a lot of Vonnegut's typical themes (absurdism, a darkly cyn ...more
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