Ben H. Winters




William...
717 books | 101 friends

Maud
1,229 books | 766 friends

Angela
19,034 books | 118 friends

Michell...
257 books | 2,850 friends

Denis P...
2,651 books | 56 friends

Narcisa...
138 books | 122 friends

Emily Dill
186 books | 103 friends

Wren (W...
348 books | 39 friends

More friends…



Ben H. Winters

Goodreads Author


Website

Genre

Member Since
May 2010

URL


To ask Ben H. Winters questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Ben H. Winters Thanks a lot, Bradley. I'm glad you dug the series.

Interestingly, Quirk Books and I had brief discussions about releasing a short e-book between…more
Thanks a lot, Bradley. I'm glad you dug the series.

Interestingly, Quirk Books and I had brief discussions about releasing a short e-book between Countdown City and World of Trouble, and that's what I was working on: a short story or novella about Culverson tracking down those kids. It didn't happen, obviously, but trust me when I say that he found them.

Happy reading.

Ben(less)
Ben H. Winters Yes, I do a ton of research of all kinds, and it is super important to me to get the feel of the place right. When I wrote TLP I was living in…moreYes, I do a ton of research of all kinds, and it is super important to me to get the feel of the place right. When I wrote TLP I was living in Cambridge, MA, and I must have taken a dozen trips back and forth to Concord and just sort of wandered around, poking into stores and getting a sense of the city map. At some point I gave myself a tour of the hospital, which led to that really being a big location for the book. Getting the facts right is crucially important, I think, especially for books likef mine, where there is this HUGE and UNLIKELY conceit -- I want everything else to feel incredibly real, as grounded and natural as possible. (less)
Average rating: 3.68 · 43,767 ratings · 6,019 reviews · 36 distinct works · Similar authors
The Last Policeman (The Las...

3.75 avg rating — 14,879 ratings — published 2012 — 21 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sense and Sensibility and S...

by
3.26 avg rating — 9,984 ratings — published 2009 — 24 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Countdown City (The Last Po...

3.88 avg rating — 6,640 ratings — published 2013 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
World of Trouble (The Last ...

4.05 avg rating — 5,111 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Android Karenina

by
3.51 avg rating — 1,300 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bedbugs

3.38 avg rating — 1,415 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Secret Life of Ms. Fink...

3.68 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Mystery of the Missing ...

3.74 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Underground Airlines

4.15 avg rating — 55 ratings — expected publication 2016 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tales to Keep You Up at Nig...

by
3.31 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Ben H. Winters…

Late spring is the time of year when newspapers and magazines put out their lists of hot books to read over the summer, and I’m very pleased with how many have chosen to include my new alternate-history mystery, Underground Airlines.


Those include (so far):


The Chicago Tribune, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Publisher’s Weekly.


Speaking of...

Read more of this blog post »
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on May 26, 2016 12:24 • 35 views
The Last Policeman Countdown City World of Trouble
The Last Policeman (3 books)
by
3.84 avg rating — 26,628 ratings

Tales to Keep You Up at Night More Tales to Keep You Up a...
Literally Disturbed (2 books)
by
3.35 avg rating — 66 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Ben's Recent Updates

Ben H. Winters wrote a new blog post
Late spring is the time of year when newspapers and magazines put out their lists of hot books to read over the summer, and I’m very pleased with h... Read more of this blog post »
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
" thanks so much! "
Ben Winters wants to read
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
Underground Airlines
by Ben H. Winters (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ben Winters liked a quote
World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters
“The first time we met he shot me in the head with an electric staple gun, but our relationship has evolved in the subsequent months.”
Ben H. Winters
World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters
Ben Winters made a comment on On Writer's BLECH
" Thanks so much, Natasha -- glad you and your kid are digging the series.

Book 3 is called World of Trouble and it comes out July of this year.
"
" Thanks for the note, Clinton! I hope you do get a chance to read the books -- and for the record, I slightly prefer Android of the two, but perhaps it ...more "
Ben Winters rated a book it was amazing
The Big Bad City by Ed McBain
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Ben's books…
“Because as any writer will tell you, an IDEA for a book is like falling in love, it’s all wild emotion and headlong rush, but the ACTUAL ACT of writing a book is like building a relationship: it is joyous, slow, fragile, frustrating, exhilarating, painstaking, exhausting, worth it.”
Ben H. Winters, The Last Policeman

“It must be that there is something in the hearts of human beings, some natural fluid perhaps, that insists on happiness, even confronted with the most powerful arguments against it.”
Ben H. Winters, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

“Respectfully, sir, the asteroid did not make you leave her. The asteroid is not making anyone do anything. It's just a big piece of rock floating through space. Anything anyone does remains their own decision.”
Ben H. Winters, Countdown City

Polls

Which science fiction book would you like the group to read in June 2014?

 
  9 votes 36.0%

 
  7 votes 28.0%

 
  5 votes 20.0%

 
  4 votes 16.0%

25 total votes
3 comments
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Romance Readers R...: October Monthly Challenge: Participants' Lists Thread 266 299 Nov 01, 2009 11:55PM  
Romance Readers R...: October - What are you currently reading? 133 216 Nov 03, 2009 07:15PM  
Tudor History Lovers: Blasphemy 36 85 Aug 08, 2010 05:05PM  
“The first time we met he shot me in the head with an electric staple gun, but our relationship has evolved in the subsequent months.”
Ben H. Winters, World of Trouble

33469 Q&A with Ben H. Winters — 7 members — last activity Aug 29, 2010 06:58PM
Ben H. Winters, author of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and the new Android Karenina, will answer questions about mash-up novels, genre ficti ...more



Comments (showing 1-1)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 1: by Nancy

Nancy Rosser Hi Ben! Just finished World of Trouble and loved it! However, I wondered why poor Hen could not have found Nico alive so they could be together at the end. I did think it was a good thing that he returned to Ruthie and the Amish at the end but the events leading up to that seemed so violent and sad. I hope when faced with such an outcome i could behave better.
Let your fans know what's next for you! Good luck with all your future projects!
Nancy Rosser


back to top