The Dark Net
Content Books (for a signed, personalized copy)
Barnes & Noble
Hell on earth is only one click of a mouse away in acclaimed writer Benjamin Percy’s terrifying new horror novel.
The Dark Net is real. An anonymous and often criminal arena that exists in the secret, far reaches of the Web, some use it to manage Bitcoins, pirate movies and music, or traffic in drugs and stolen goods. And now, an ancient darkness is gathering there as well. These demons are threatening to spread virally into the real world unless they can be stopped by members of a ragtag crew. Read more…
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).
Ben is taking over the Green Arrow series at DC Comics, teamed with the insanely talented artist Patrick Zircher. The primer issue will release in June, and Issue #1 will drop in July.
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 now writes for Detective Comics and his first Batman storyline will appear this fall. The two-issue arc (#35 and 36) — called “Terminal” — with art by JP Leon.