The seventh book from Benjamin Percy is the terrifying THE DARK NET. He tells James what he’s learned writing comics, how he juggles his projects, why his sister slept with the lights on into her 20s (spoiler: it’s Ben’s fault), and how he overcame being a closeted genre fan. Plus Percy’s editor and editorial director of fiction at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Helen Atsma.

Benjamin Percy

Benjamin and James Discuss:

Green Arrow

Teen Titans

Black Canary

Dennis O’Neil

Neal Adams

The Justice League

The Flash

Wonder Woman

Batman

Superman

Green Lantern

DC Comics

Juan Ferreyra

THRILL ME by Benjamin Percy

THE WARLORD

Spider-Man

Mike Grell

X-Men

Wolverine

VOODOO HEART by Scott Snyder

WHO CAN SAVE US NOW? ed by Owen King

VERTIGO COMICS

Katherine Fausset

RED MOON by Benjamin Percy

Mark Doyle

DIE HARD

The Pulitzer Price

THE DARK NET by Benjamin Percy

CONAN THE BARBARIAN Soundtrack

Tom Waits

“Red Right Hand” by Nick Cave

Enya

The Jonas Brothers

Rick Astley

Jen Percy

POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE

REFRESH, REFRESH by Benjamin Percy

THE LANGUAGE OF ELK by Benjamin Percy

Sherman Alexie

Alice Munro

Flannery O’Connor

THRILLING TALES ed. by Michael Chabon

Jim Shepard

Nick Hornby

Margaret Atwood

Susanna Clarke

Kate Atkinson

Peter Straub

Dennis Lehane

Cormac McCarthy

The Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop

University of Nevada MFA

Kelly Link

Colson Whitehead

Justin Cronin

Karen Russell

WHAT THE WORLD WILL LOOK LIKE WHEN ALL THE WATER LEAVES US by Laura van den Berg

TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf

Margot Livesey

Tim O’Brien

GQ

THE DEAD LANDS by Benjamin Percy

THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Powell’s Books

INDEPENDENCE DAY

James and Helen Discuss: 

Steve Martin

“Refresh, Refresh” by Benjamin Percy

THE PARIS REVIEW

Katherine Fausset

TIN HOUSE

Grub Street, Inc.

Graywolf Publishing

THRILL ME by Benjamin Percy

THE WILDING by Benjamin Percy

Grand Central Publishing

THE LONEY by Andrew Michael Hurley

THE WANGS VS. THE WORLD by Jade Chang

THE DARK NET by Benjamin Percy

Stephen King

TOY STORY

JAWS

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA by C.S. Lewis

ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN

Archie

E.M. Forster

Alvar Aalto

MISS KOPP’S MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS by Amy Stewart

GIRL WAITS WITH GUN by Amy Stewart

NEVER COMING BACK by ALISON McGHEE

THE FIRST DAY by Phil Harrison

Marilynne Robinson

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