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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 Coun…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.

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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 Cambrid…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)
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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


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