If you follow movie news and development then you've already heard of the sci-fi novel Mickey7. In 2020, Plan B, Brad Pitt's production company, acquired the film rights to the tale. Earlier this year, it was announced that Oscar-winning director Bong Joon Ho selected Mickey7 to be his next project, with Robert Pattinson attached to star in the titular role. And this all happened before the novel was even published.
Author Edward Ashton, has numerous short stories published on his web site, http://www.edwardashton.com/. He's also published in analog SF and the Broken Worlds science-fiction anthology.
His first two novels, Three Days in April and The End of the Ordinary, were published by HarperCollins. Mickey7 is his first science-fiction novel, and was published by St. Martin's Press in February 2022.
Edward's background researching cancer and teaching grad-school quantum physics may lead would-be readers to suspect that Mickey7 is abstract and esoteric. Instead, the novel has fast-paced action with life-and-death consequences. Yes, you'll learn about science (often from Mickey7 himself), but it's always in the context of story. Ideas of immortality and identity are also explored in thought-provoking ways. We had the great fortune to talk with Edward Ashton about Mickey7 in detail. We reached him at his cabin in upstate New York, where he lives with his wife and daughters.
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