Ben Winston

Biography

Ben Winston (1965 - ?) was born in Iowa and grew up in Minnesota on the family dairy farm. Upon reaching adulthood, he joined the United States Army as a communications technician. Before getting out of the military, he decided to go to school for computer electronics.

Shortly after getting out of the military, and after getting a new job with an over-seas company, he was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. A month after beginning the new job, he was laid off due to budget over-runs on the project he was hired for. Upon returning to the United States, he had difficulty maintaining employment because of the chronic illness.

He began writing as a form of stress release, from being home bound and not being able to work, and found he liked writing erotica. Ben wrote a trilogy called the Talosian Chronicles (Currently in rewrite to remove the graphic sex and finalized his vision of the story). The first book, Star Dancer, won awards and was nominated for many others by the online communities where it was posted.

Ben Winston returned to school for literature, after completion, he began writing professionally. Being an avid fan of science fiction he focused on this genre. He was, and still is, influenced and inspired by Gene Roddenberry, Anne McCaffery, David Weber, Isaac Asimov, and Ray Bradbury. Some of his favorite movies and TV shows are; Battlestar Galactica (both versions), Andromeda, Star Trek, Firefly, Star Wars, and many of the B-rated movies that were actually box-office bombs.

To clear up some misunderstandings Ben Winston is NOT Michael McClain. They are different people who own Blue Space Publications, LLC. together. They are friends and roommates and have been for a long time.

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Books

Prototype - Episode I
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Series: Temple of S.A.R.A.H.. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,510. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015 by Blue Space Publications, LLC.. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Prototype - Episode I - Eric Cowan has developed the world's first AI by accident. This accident changes his life drastically when he is contacted by a group called Majestic. This is a novella with more episodes to come. Word Count: 28000 This episode is the set up and background for the story and as such contain very little action.
Star Dancer
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Series: Talosian Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 126,130. Language: American English. Published: November 10, 2014 by Blue Space Publications, LLC.. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Discovering a threat to Star Dancer and Earth, Ian and his people get ready for an attack by the enemy that destroyed the planet Talos.
Olympus
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Series: Talosian Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,910. Language: American English. Published: July 18, 2014 by Blue Space Publications, LLC.. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Over four-thousand years ago, a starship crashed on the dark side of the moon. Acting on its final orders, the AI began repairs, and then searched for a new crew.
Conflict
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Series: Tides of Mars, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,810. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014 by Blue Space Publications, LLC.. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
An OMNIBUS version of Tides of Mars is available that contains both Ascension and Conflict. As Ariel and her friends get ready to start making a difference, the Senate decides to do it for her and declares war on the Empire. Ariel learns more about what it means to be a leader, and the state in which the people of the Empire have been living.
Ascension
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Series: Tides of Mars, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,240. Language: American English. Published: June 17, 2014 by Blue Space Publications, LLC.. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
An OMNIBUS version of Tides of Mars is available that contains both Ascension and Conflict. Ariel Janis was a normal college girl until she attended the reading of a will. She inherited much more than she bargained for as she discovers more and more about her new estate.
Pollux Paradox
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,060. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Blue Space Publications, LLC.. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Citadels were the pinnacle of law and order in the Empire. Fleeing the destruction of their own Universe, one of these mighty stations arrived in ours, taking position in the atmosphere of Saturn.
Tides of Mars (Omnibus Version)
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 185,340. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014 by Blue Space Publications, LLC.. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Ariel discovers that she is the heir to the throne of a multi-star-spanning Empire that is in serious trouble. Not only are hostile aliens about to invade, the political structure of the Empire is, at best, teetering on the brink of collapse.

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