Here is some early praise for Ben’s next novel, The Dark Net (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) from Dean Koontz: “Written in vivid, often lyrical prose, but with exhilarating comic-book energy, THE DARK NET is a megawatt defibrillator to the reader’s heart. Quirky but very human characters confront an explosive emergence of the supernatural into our world, in this imaginative, spooky, swiftly paced tale threaded through with dark humor.”
Green Arrow Rebirth and Green Arrow Issue #1 have both gone into a second printing. Thank you, retailers and readers. Read more here.
Ben has followed his longtime editor Helen Atsma to a new publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In 2017, they will publish his next novel, The Dark Net.
Ben’s story “Refresh, Refresh” (originally published in The Paris Review, later anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2006) is one of forty stories collected in 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (edited by Lorrie Moore).
The Starz network is developing a series created by Ben called Black Gold, a crime drama that revolves around the North Dakota oil boom. Director James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) is attached to direct the pilot. Read more about it in this Hollywood Reporter article.
“Benjamin Percy’s THE DEAD LANDS is a case of wonderful writing and compulsive reading. You will not come across a finer work of sustained imagination this year. Good God, what a tale. Don’t miss it.”—Stephen King. Pre-order it here.
Ben is adapting Red Moon as a series for FOX TV with Oscar-winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, I am Legend, Winter’s Tale) and producer Ilene Staple.