Ben Wentworth began writing at the age of 12 when his grandparents gave him a Macintosh 7600 they no longer used. Quickly discovering the power of the written word, Ben has crafted a variety of short stories, essays, and poems for himself and others to enjoy. He is an avid enjoyer of all things fun and interesting.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The first would have to be Frank Herbert's "Dune". It was the first hard sci-fi I ever read and it encouraged me to begin my own world development in earnest. It was also a great philosophical shift for me personally. Second would be Stranger in a Strange Land by Heinlein. The way he treats taboos in western culture is wonderfully silly but poignant. Third is the entire A Song of Ice & Fire series. Martin's world is simply incredible and magically complete. Fourth is the Narnia series by Lewis. I read some of those seven or more times as a kid. Fifth is The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Specifically the part where he discusses subterfuge as "Divine Manipulation of the Threads"
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love my Kindle Keyboard, the third generation version. I bought it after reading an XKCD comic where it gets compared to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy so it fulfills my nerdy desires and my practical ones simultaneously.