Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author Benjamin Percy to discuss his new novel The Dark Net.
Benjamin Percy is the author of four novels, the most recent among them The Dark Net (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017). He is also the author of The Dead Lands (Grand Central/Hachette, 2015), Red Moon (Grand Central/Hachette, 2013) and The Wilding (Graywolf Press, 2010), as well as two books of short stories, Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf Press, 2007) and The Language of Elk (Grand Central/Hachette, 2012; Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2006).
His craft book — Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction — was published by Graywolf Press in 2016 and is now widely taught in creative writing classrooms.
He broke in to comics in 2014, with a two-issue Batman story arc for Detective Comics. He now writes the Green Arrow and Teen Titans series at DC Comics, and James Bond at Dynamite Entertainment.
Benjamin Percy Reading
Barnes & Noble — Edina, MN
Monday, 21 August @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Reading with Jac Jemc (The Grip of It, FSG).
The Dark Net
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:
Twelve-year-old Hannah, who has been fitted with the Mirage, a high-tech visual prosthetic to combat her blindness, wonders why she sees shadows surrounding some people.
A technophobic journalist named Lela has stumbled upon a story nobody wants her to uncover.
Mike Juniper–a one-time child evangelist who suffers from personal and literal demons–has an arsenal of weapons stored in the basement of the homeless shelter he runs.
And Derek, a hacker with a cause, believes himself a soldier of the Internet, part of a cyber army akin to Anonymous.
They have no idea what the Dark Net really contains.