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Benjamin Percy - Author

About the Author

Benjamin Percy is the award-winning author of the novel, The Wilding (forthcoming from Graywolf, September 28, 2010), as well as two books of short stories, Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf, 2007) and The Language of Elk (Carnegie Mellon, 2006). Publishers Weekly gave The Wilding a starred review, saying Percy's excellent debut novel...digs into the ambiguous American attitude toward nature as it oscillates between Thoreau's romantic appreciation and sheer gothic horror... It's as close as you can get to a contemporary Deliverance. Percy's honors include a Whiting Writers Award, the Plimpton Prize, the Pushcart Prize, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories. His fiction and nonfiction appear in Esquire (where he is a regular contributor), Outside, Men's Journal, the Paris Review, Orion, Tin House, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, and many other magazines and journals. He teaches in the MFA program at Iowa State and can be found online at benjaminpercy.com.

 

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Featured books by Benjamin Percy

Red Moon

Red Moon

Author: Benjamin Percy Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Every teenage girl thinks she's different. When government agents kick down Claire Forrester's front door and murder her parents, Claire realises just how different she is. Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and, hours later, stepped off it, the only passenger left alive. A hero. President Chase Williams has vowed to eradicate the menace. Unknown to the electorate, however, he is becoming the very thing he has sworn to destroy. Each of them is caught up in a war that so far has been controlled with laws and violence and drugs. But an uprising is about to leave them damaged, lost, and tied to one another for ever. The night of the red moon is coming, when an unrecognizable world will emerge, and the battle for humanity will begin.

Other books by Benjamin Percy

Nightwing Volume 1

Nightwing Volume 1

Author: Benjamin Percy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2019

Change is on the horizon. A new technologist sets his sights on Bludhaven, creating a holographic, interconnected city where everyone is an individual and part of a larger network. It s the internet made physical. Gentrification on gigabyte-laced steroids. But when this new utopia encroaches on his turf, Nightwing starts to uncover a sinister plot based not on revenge but on a reckoning. Incoming creative team of horror novelist and Green Arrow alumn Benjamin Percy and artist Chris Mooneyham (Boom Studios s Planet of the Apes) will take Nightwing on a digital nightmare that will have long-lasting ramifications for the DC Universe in Nightwing Vol. 1! This great new jumping-on point is perfect for readers wanting to catch up with Dick Grayson! Collects #44-48 and Annual #1.

Green Arrow The Rebirth Deluxe Edition

Green Arrow The Rebirth Deluxe Edition

Author: Benjamin Percy, Otto Schmidt Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2018

The way the Emerald Archer lives his life will change forever, as Green Arrow is betrayed by those closest to him! A budding relationship with Black Canary forces Ollie to confront the fact that you can't fight the man if you are the man. And one by one, all of his friends leave him, and all the money in the world won't bring them back when he needs them most. The events of The Death and Life of Oliver Queen will rattle Oliver's status quo so much, his choices as a superhero will never be the same again. This fresh take on Green Arrow comes from horror novelist Benjamin Percy and rising-star artist Otto Schmidt! Collects Green Arrow #1-12 and Green Arrow: Rebirth #1.

Teen Titans Volume 3

Teen Titans Volume 3

Author: Benjamin Percy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2018

Yes, you read that right: the Teen Titans decide they need a day off. But their plans are soon interrupted when the one and only Green Arrow demands that his younger sister Emiko join the team! Are the Teen Titans about to get a new member? Or will Emiko Queen be Damian's undoing? Writer Benjamin Percy (Green Arrow) and artist Khoi Pham (X-Force) continue the adventures of the heroes of tomorrow, today! Collects Teen Titans #13-14 and #16-19.

Green Arrow Volume 6 Trial of Two Cities

Green Arrow Volume 6 Trial of Two Cities

Author: Benjamin Percy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2018

The Emerald Archer teams with Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League in this newest installment of GREEN ARROW from horror novelist Benjamin Percy! Unwilling to let another city suffer the same fate as Seattle, Green Arrow kicks off a new quest to hunt down the Ninth Circle across America! To stop disaster before it can happen, the (in)famously hot-headed Oliver Queen must mend fences with those he's alienated in the past, including Batman, Superman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and the Justice League! Author Benjamin Percy is joined by acclaimed illustrator Otto Schmidt in GREEN ARROW VOL. 6! Collects GREEN ARROW #33-38.

Green Arrow Volume 5: Hard Travelin' Hero

Green Arrow Volume 5: Hard Travelin' Hero

Author: Benjamin Percy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2018

Green Arrow has lost his fortune, and now he is hitting the road to save America in Green Arrow Vol. 5: Hard-Traveling Hero. They're called the Ninth Circle--a criminal bank that funds war, terror and carnage, all in the name of racking up profits. They stole Oliver Queen's company from him and nearly destroyed Seattle, only to rebuild it in their own image as Star City. Now they've got their sights set on the rest of the United States. But Ollie is having none of it. As Green Arrow, he's setting out across the U.S. to piece together the clues that will lead him to the Ninth Circle, one brawl at a time. And though Green Arrow's never been much of a team player, his travels find him crossing paths with heroes like Batman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Superman. But before they can team up, Ollie will have to make amends for the jerk he's been in the past. Even with the full might of the Justice League behind him, can Green Arrow take down an organization so powerful they're seemingly above the law? Or will his quest just paint a target on his back so big that even Ollie can't escape it? Acclaimed novelist Benjamin Percy (Teen Titans, The Dead Lands) and artists Otto Schmidt (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Juan Ferreyra (New Suicide Squad) bring Green Arrow back to his hard-travelin' roots! Collects Green Arrow #26-31.

Teen Titans Volume 2 The Rise of Aqualad

Teen Titans Volume 2 The Rise of Aqualad

Author: Benjamin Percy, Jonboy Meyers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2018

The Teen Titans are settling into their new lives in Titans Tower in San Francisco...even if answering to Damian Wayne takes a lot of getting used to. But Beast Boy, Raven, Starfire and Kid Flash soon have a lot more than an overbearing Robin to worry about--a prison breakout has led to a string of disappearances, and some of them hit close to home. Now, to rescue the kidnapped, the Titans will have to go toe-to-fin with King Shark, and the Titans are out of their depth...literally! But a new teen hero named Jackson Hyde has seen the Titans in action, and he's headed to Titans Tower to try to join the team. Will Aqualad be enough to turn the tide for the Teen Titans...or will the mystery of his powers unleash an even deadlier threat on the team? Writer Benjamin Percy and artist Khoi Pham continue the DC Rebirth adventures of the heroes of tomorrow, today in TEEN TITANS Vol. 2! Collects TEEN TITANS #6-7, #9-11 and #13-14.

Green Arrow Vol. 4 The Rise Of Star City (Rebirth)

Green Arrow Vol. 4 The Rise Of Star City (Rebirth)

Author: Benjamin Percy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2017

Snow falls on Seattle as its mayoral race heats up with a rash of murders that implicate a deadly archer. As a city wonders what's become of its Emerald Archer, Green Arrow and Black Canary race to rule out their prime suspect- Emiko Queen. DC Universe Rebirth continues with this fresh take on GREEN ARROW from horror novelist Benjamin Percy! Collects GREEN ARROW #12-17. Rebirth honors the richest history in comics, while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world's greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business.a Honoring the past, protecting our present, and looking towards the future, this is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe. The legacy continues.

James Bond: Black Box

James Bond: Black Box

Author: Benjamin Percy, Rapha Lobosco Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2017

In the snowbound French Alps, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of an assassin who targets other assassins. This is the first puzzle piece in a larger adrenaline-fueled mystery that will send Bond across the globe to infiltrate the underworld, risk everything in high-stakes casino gambling, evade deadly pursuers, and root out a digital breach threatening global security. Reviews: So much to love. - AiPT There's a few unique details that already separate Percy's debut with the typical Bond fair, a testament to the creative team's desire to make their own mark on the infamous secret agent man. - Bounding Into Comics

Green Arrow Vol. 3 (Rebirth)

Green Arrow Vol. 3 (Rebirth)

Author: Benjamin Percy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2017

Snow falls on Seattle as its mayoral race heats up with a rash of murders that implicate a deadly archer. As a city wonders what's become of its Emerald Archer, Green Arrow and Black Canary race to rule out their prime suspect: Emiko Queen. DC Universe Rebirth continues with this fresh take on GREEN ARROW from horror novelist Benjamin Percy! Collects GREEN ARROW #13-18. Rebirth honors the richest history in comics, while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world's greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business. Honoring the past, protecting our present, and looking towards the future, this is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe. The legacy continues.

The Dark Net

The Dark Net

Author: Benjamin Percy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

'One of the best Stephen King novels not written by the master himself' - New York Times ******************* The dark net is an online shadowland for criminals to operate anonymously, but when a demonic force begins to hack the minds of its users there is nowhere left to hide. Twelve-year-old Hannah has been fitted with a high-tech prosthetic that restores her sight, but can't understand why she can now see shadows surrounding certain people. Lela, an emotionally shut-off, technophobic journalist stumbles onto a story nobody wants her to uncover. A story someone will kill to keep hidden. A former evangelist, Mike, suffers demons - figurative and literal - and keeps an arsenal of weapons stored in the basement of the homeless shelter he runs. And Derek, is a hacker who believes himself a soldier, part of a cyber army dedicated to changing the world for the better. With the virus spreading throughout the net and an ancient evil threatening to break lose on the real world, it falls to these strangers to stop the rising darkness. THE DARK NET is a cracked-mirror version of the digital nightmare we already live in, a timely and wildly imaginative techno-thriller about the evil that lurks in real and virtual spaces, and the power of a united few to fight back.

Teen Titans Vol. 1 Damian Knows Best (Rebirth)

Teen Titans Vol. 1 Damian Knows Best (Rebirth)

Author: Benjamin Percy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2017

As a part of DC Universe Rebirth, son of Batman Damian Wayne joins the Teen Titans! The Teen Titans are further apart than ever before...until Damian Wayne recruits Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and the new Kid Flash to join him in a fight against his own grandfather, Ra's al Ghul! But true leadership is more than just calling the shots--is Robin really up to the task? Or will the Teen Titans dismiss this diminutive dictator? The team will have to figure this out fast, as a great evil from Damian's past is lurking around the corner, ready to strike at the team's newest leader and destroy the new Teen Titans before they even begin! The newest era of one of DC's greatest super-teams begins here in TEEN TITANS VOL. 1! Written by Benjamin Percy (GREEN ARROW) with spectacular art by newcomer Jonboy Meyers. Collects issues #1-6 and TEEN TITANS: REBIRTH #1.

Green Arrow Vol. 9

Green Arrow Vol. 9

Author: Benjamin Percy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2016

A viral outbreak threatens Seattle in stories from issues #48-52, ANNUAL #1 and GREEN ARROW: REBIRTH #1 . When Oliver finds himself infected, he embarks on a quest for the one person in the world who may be able to save him

Green Arrow Vol. 8 The Nightbirds (New 52)

Green Arrow Vol. 8 The Nightbirds (New 52)

Author: Benjamin Percy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2016

It's a scary-good new direction for the Emerald Archer in this, the first volume from acclaimed horror novelist Benjamin Percy (Red Moon, The Dead Lands)! Oliver Queen is back in Seattle and he's not only got to keep the city safe, he's also got to look out for his half-sister Emiko, who's now under his guardianship. But balancing the life of a superhero and a family man is hard when horrifying threats like the mysterious Night Birds are snatching people out of the sky at random. Green Arrow must find out whether the Night Birds are indeed monsters from above, or if there's something even bigger and even more terrifying behind their sudden appearance in the Emerald City. Collects DC SNEAK PEEK: GREEN ARROW #1, GREEN ARROW #41-44 and GREEN ARROW ANNUAL #1.

Red Moon

Red Moon

Author: Benjamin Percy Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Every teenage girl thinks she's different. When government agents kick down Claire Forrester's front door and murder her parents, Claire realises just how different she is. Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and, hours later, stepped off it, the only passenger left alive. A hero. President Chase Williams has vowed to eradicate the menace. Unknown to the electorate, however, he is becoming the very thing he has sworn to destroy. Each of them is caught up in a war that so far has been controlled with laws and violence and drugs. But an uprising is about to leave them damaged, lost, and tied to one another for ever. The night of the red moon is coming, when an unrecognizable world will emerge, and the battle for humanity will begin.

Red Moon

Red Moon

Author: Benjamin Percy Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2013

Every teenage girl thinks she's different. When government agents kick down Claire Forrester's front door and murder her parents, Claire realises just how different she is. Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and, hours later, stepped off it, the only passenger left alive. A hero. President Chase Williams has vowed to eradicate the menace. Unknown to the electorate, however, he is becoming the very thing he has sworn to destroy. Each of them is caught up in a war that so far has been controlled with laws and violence and drugs. But an uprising is about to leave them damaged, lost, and tied to one another for ever. The night of the red moon is coming, when an unrecognizable world will emerge, and the battle for humanity will begin.

Language of Elk

Language of Elk

Author: Benjamin Percy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2013

"e;Benjamin Percy is a force."e; -Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See RED MOON author Benjamin Percy's widely praised debut story collection, originally published by a university press, is now available for the first time as an ebook.This debut collection of stories, The Language of Elk, by the award-winning author of Red Moon, assembles its cast from the mountain towns and low life taverns and high desert ranches of Oregon--a state that in isolated pockets remains a still-unfinished place, the frontier.Here nature exists as a source of wonder and a force to be conquered. Here myths haunt the moss-laden woods and Benjamin Percy shines his light on them, revealing bearded ladies and Bigfoot and marijuana colonies and elk hunting ranches and haunted Indian burial sites, the underside of contemporary western America.With a salty mystical voice that partners the landscape and a vision as wild as his characters, Percy explores a world of surprising violence and gentleness, hilarity and heartbreak, loveliness and ugliness, and in doing so emerges as a beautifully raw voice of the West.

Wilding

Wilding

Author: Benjamin Percy Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2010

This is a powerful debut novel set in a threatened western landscape, from the award-winning author of Refresh, Refresh. Echo Canyon is a disappearing pocket of wilderness outside Bend, Oregon, and the site of conflicting memories for Justin Caves and his father, Paul. It's now slated for redevelopment as a golfing resort. When Paul suggests one last hunting trip, Justin accepts, hoping to get things right with his father, and agrees to bring along his son, Graham. As the weekend unfolds, Justin is pushed to the limit by the reckless taunting of his father, the physical demands of the terrain, and the menacing evidence of the hovering presence of bear. All the while, he remembers the promise he made to his skeptical wife: to keep their son safe. Benjamin Percy, a writer whose work Dan Chaon called "e;bighearted and drunk and dangerous,"e; shows his mastery of narrative suspense as the novel builds to its surprising climax. The Wilding shines unexpected light on our shifting relationship with nature and family in contemporary society.