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About Benjamin Percy
His is the author of four novels -- most recently The Dark Net (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) -- as well as The Dead Lands (Grand Central/Hachette, 2015), Red Moon (Grand Central/Hachette, 2013) and The Wilding (Graywolf Press, 2010). His sci-fi trilogy -- The Comet Cycle -- will begin publishing in 2021 with Book 1: The Ninth Metal (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
He has published three books of stories -- Suicide Woods (Graywolf Press, 2019), Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf Press, 2007) and The Language of Elk (Grand Central/Hachette 2013; Carnegie Mellon, 2006).
He is also the author of a book of essays -- Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction (Graywolf Press, 2016) -- which is widely taught in creative writing classes.
He broke into comics in 2014 with a two-shot Batman story in Detective Comics, and since then has gone on to write celebrated runs on Green Arrow, Teen Titans, Nightwing, and James Bond. He currently writes X-Force for Marvel as part of the new dawn of X-Men. And his creator-owned comics -- Year Zero and Devil's Highway -- will release in 2020 with AWA Studios.
He wrote the audio drama -- Wolverine: The Long Night (produced by Marvel and Stitcher and starring Richard Armitage as Logan) -- which is currently streaming wherever you listen to podcasts. It was listed as one of the top 15 podcasts of the year by Apple and won the iHeartRadio Award for best scripted podcasts. He also wrote the graphic novel adaptation for Marvel.
His fiction and nonfiction have been read on National Public Radio, performed at Symphony Space, and published by Esquire (where he was a contributing editor for a decade), GQ, Time, Men's Journal, Outside, the Wall Street Journal, the Paris Review, Tin House, Glimmer Train, Ploughshares, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Cemetery Dance, McSweeney's, and many other magazines and journals.
His honors include an NEA fellowship, the Whiting Writers' Award, the Plimpton Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories and Best American Comics.
Learn more about him at www.benjaminpercy.com.
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The war in Iraq empties the small town of Tumalo, Oregon, of men—of fathers—leaving their sons to fight among themselves. But the boys' bravado fades at home when, alone, they check e-mail again and again for word from their fathers at the front.
Often from fractured homes and communities, the young men in these breathless stories do the unthinkable to prove to themselves—to everyone—that they are strong enough to face the heartbreak in this world. Set in rural Oregon with the shadow of the Cascade Mountains hanging over them, these stories bring you face-to-face with a mad bear, a house with a basement that opens up into a cave, a nuclear meltdown that renders the Pacific Northwest into a contemporary Wild West. Refresh, Refresh by Benjamin Percy is a bold, fiery, and unforgettable collection that deals with vital issues of our time.
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Being a Teen Titan isn’t so easy these days. Not only has their sweet Titans Tower HQ been destroyed, but the team is struggling under the leadership of Robin. Damian Wayne may be the son of Batman and a brilliant tactician, but his interpersonal skills are not strong.
Now the Titans are at a crossroads—Robin wants to recruit new members, while the rest of the team want to give Kid Flash a second chance after he seemingly betrayed them to join Deathstroke.
It’s all getting to be too serious for the one Teen Titan who just wants to have fun. But when Beast Boy leaves the team to join up with a bleeding-edge underground tech collective, he soon finds that sometimes fun can be deadly.
Someone needs to save Beast Boy from himself...but in their current shape, the Teen Titans might not be up to the task!
This collection from writer Benjamin Percy (Green Arrow) and artists Khoi Pham (X-Force) and Scot Eaton (Aquaman) also features a Starfire spotlight by her co-creator, Marv Wolfman (New Teen Titans)! Collects Teen Titans #13-14, #16-19 and a story from DC Holiday Special 2017.
Oliver Queen may have returned to Star City, but it’s not exactly a happy homecoming. His business has been taken over by criminals, and he’s facing murder charges that he may not be able to beat. And even a hero’s welcome from Red Arrow and Black Canary can’t change the fact that Oliver Queen is a wanted man, while villains including Merlyn, Shado, Clock King and more have scores of their own to settle with the Emerald Archer!
Plus, Green Arrow’s mother, Moira, and his supposed murder victim turn out to both be alive, and Ollie takes his battle with the Ninth Circle to an unexpected place: the depths of the ocean! How will Ollie contend with the mighty cult when he’s trapped in their underwater lair?
Green Arrow Vol. 6: Trial of Two Cities hits its target from writer Benjamin Percy (Teen Titans) and on-point artists Juan Ferreyra (New Suicide Squad), Jamal Campbell (Nightwing) and Stephen Byrne (Justice League/Power Rangers)! Collects Green Arrow #33-38.
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