The Ninth Metal

The Ninth MetalIT BEGAN WITH A COMET…

At first, people gazed in wonder at the radiant gash in the sky. A year later, the celestial marvel became a planetary crisis when Earth spun through the comet’s debris field and the sky rained fire.

The town of Northfall, Minnesota will never be the same. Meteors cratered hardwood forests and annihilated homes, and among the wreckage a new metal was discovered. This “omnimetal” has properties that make it world-changing as an energy source…and a weapon.

John Frontier—the troubled scion of an iron-ore dynasty in Northfall—returns for his sister’s wedding to find his family embroiled in a cutthroat war to control mineral rights and mining operations. His father rightly suspects foreign leaders and competing corporations of sabotage, but the greatest threat to his legacy might be the US government. Physicist Victoria Lennon was recruited by the Department of Defense to research omnimetal, but she finds herself trapped in a laboratory of nightmares. And across town, a rookie cop is investigating a murder that puts her own life in the crosshairs. She will have to compromise her moral code to bring justice to this now lawless community.

In this gut-punch of a novel, the first in his Comet Cycle, Ben Percy lays bare how a modern-day goldrush has turned the middle of nowhere into the center of everything, and how one family—the Frontiers—hopes to control it all.

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Suicide Woods

Suicide WoodsA spine-tingling new collection of stories from the acclaimed author of Thrill Me and The Dark Net

Benjamin Percy is a versatile and propulsive storyteller whose genre-busting novels and story collections have ranged from literary to thriller to postapocalyptic. In his essay collection, Thrill Me, he laid bare for readers how and why he channels disparate influences in his work. Now, in his first story collection since the acclaimed Refresh, Refresh, Percy brings his page-turning skills to bear in Suicide Woods, a potent brew of horror, crime, and weird happenings in the woods. Read more…

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The Dark Net

The Dark NetOrder at..
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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


Recent News

Online Class on Suspense

Ben’s class  — Writing Suspense — is now live on Skillshare. No matter what genre you’re writing, no matter whether you’re toying with the first glimmer of an idea or polishing your final draft, check it out. The trailer is here — http://skl.sh/benpercy — along with a free two-month trial.

Paris Writing Workshop

Sacre bleu! Ben will be teaching this July at the Paris Writing Workshop. Come explore the city and eat all the croissants, while dreaming up stories and essays and poems and screenplays and wrestling them into shape. Spread the word to any who might be interested, and if you apply, be sure to say he sent you. https://pariswritingworkshops.com/paris-writing-workshop/instructors/