Our sixth Book Lover's Night Out will be Tuesday April 21 from 5:00-8:00. We will begin at the store where everyone will have a chance to discuss recommended books. At 6 we will go to the Visitors Center for a catered meal, socializing and more book chat. At 7 we will go downstairs to the video room for a Skype session with Ben Winters author of the Last Policeman trilogy which has won both the Edgar Award for mystery and the Philip Dick award for science fiction. Ben himself was surprised to win the Philip Dick award as he does not consider his trilogy science fiction as the asteroid referred to below is the only element that could be considered such. This really is a mystery series, and there is considerable interest from movies and television in it. So, buy your ticket and you can say you knew Ben before he became famous. Tickets are $40 and include a copy of one of the trilogy and dinner.
What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die? Detective Hank Palace has asked this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. Several kilometers wide, it’s on a collision course with planet Earth, with just six precious months until impact.
Industry is grinding to a halt. Most people have abandoned their jobs, but not Hank Palace. As our story opens, he’s investigating the latest suicide in a city that’s full of suicides-only this one feels wrong. This one feels like homicide, and Palace is the only one who cares.
Ben teaches creative writing at Butler University.