SNIKT! Ben has written ten, half-hour episodes for Marvel’s first podcast (radio play) series — Wolverine: The Long Night — starring Richard Armitage (aka Thorin Oakenshield from The Hobbit) as the title character. Read more about the project here: http://mashable.com/2017/12/04/wolverine-podcast-the-long-night-marvel-richard-armitage-ben-percy/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#TnXBi3_Ayaqs
The Dark Net releases August 1st, and the reviews are starting to roll in. Shelf Awareness says, “For non-technophilic readers who have never heard of the dark web, Silk Road or TOR, Percy provides brief, entertaining explanations reminiscent of Michael Crichton’s paranoiac invocations of popular science,” and Library Journal says, “Percy turns in a fast-paced thriller with crisp, honest dialogue and well-imagined characters. His premise is fanciful yet anchored in believability.”
Ben is taking over the 007 franchise, writing the James Bond comic series for Dynamite Entertainment. Issue #1 releases on March 1st. Click here to read the press release.
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.