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Benjamin Percy: THE DARK NET


Date: Wednesday, August 30
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Dragonfly Books
Cost: Free!


Dragonfly Books will host Minnesota author Benjamin Percy with his latest novel The Dark Net. Back for his third visit to Decorah, Percy is known and loved for his thrilling storytelling and engaging readings. Everyone is invited to Dragonfly Books as Percy shares his stories, talks about The Dark Net and signs copies of his books on Wednesday, August 30 at 7:00 pm.

In The Dark Net (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017), Percy uses his vivid prose and extravagant imagination to weave a tale of cyber hacking and black magic.

Set in present-day Portland, 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.

An IndieNext Pick from the American Booksellers Association, The Dark Net is sure to keep readers up late into the night.

In addition to The Dark Net, Benjamin Percy is the author of the novels The Wilding (Graywolf Press 2010), Red Moon (Grand Central 2013), and The Dead Lands (Grand Central 2015). Percy’s short story collections are Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf Press 2007) and The Language of Elk (Grand Central 2012).

He broke into 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.

His craft book, Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction, was published by Graywolf Press in 2016 and is now widely taught in creative writing classrooms.

Join Dragonfly Books to learn more about Benjamin Percy and his diverse writing career on Wednesday, August 30 at 7:00 pm. If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase one of Percy’s books, just give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. One of the Dragonfly Books staff will be glad to reserve a book and have it autographed for you.

This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St., Decorah, and is free and open to the public. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, please visit www.dragonflybooks.com, or contact us at events@dragonflybooks.com or 563-382-4275.


Event date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
112 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101
The Dark Net Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780544750333
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - August 1st, 2017

"Thrilling . . . one of the best Stephen King novels not written by the master himself. . . . The setup promises furious action, and Percy delivers, like Richard] Matheson, like King. . . An awfully impressive literary performance."--New York Times Book Review

" An] imaginative, spooky, swiftly paced tale threaded through with dark humor."--Dean Koontz


The Dead Lands Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781455528233
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 23rd, 2016

A MINNESOTA BOOK AWARDS FINALIST IN NOVEL & SHORT STORY


Red Moon Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781455501656
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 14th, 2014

"A werewolf epic. Can't stop thinking about it."--Stephen King

They live among us.

They are our neighbors, our mothers, our lovers.

They change.

When government agents kick down Claire Forrester's front door and murder her parents, Claire realizes just how different she is.


The Wilding Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781555975968
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - September 27th, 2011

The Wilding by Benjamin Percy

A canyon earmarked for development as a golf resort. One last hunting trip in a vanishing wilderness. A grandfather, a son, and a grandson--plus one angry bear. Over the course of the weekend, each man will change in sharply contrasting ways.


Refresh, Refresh Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781555974855
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - October 2nd, 2007

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.


Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - October 18th, 2016

Bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read--in any genre--from the bestselling author of The Dead Lands


Green Arrow, Volume 1: The Death and Life of Oliver Queen (Rebirth) Cover Image
By Benjamin Percy, Otto Schmidt (Illustrator), Juan Ferreyra (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401267810
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DC Comics - January 10th, 2017

The Emerald Archer is beborn here in GREEN ARROW VOL. 1: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OLIVER QUEEN, as a part of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling, all-new line of volume one graphic novels, DC Universe Rebirth


Teen Titans Vol. 1: Damian Knows Best (Rebirth) Cover Image
By Benjamin Percy, Jonboy Meyers (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401270773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DC Comics - June 20th, 2017

Exploding from the blockbuster DC Rebirth event, it's an action-packed new spin on one of the most famous superhero teams of all time, from writer Benjamin Percy (GREEN ARROW) and a titanic team of talented artists including Jonboy Meyers (Spawn), Diogenes Neves (GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS) and Khoi Pham (The Mighty Avengers) comes TEEN TITANS VOL. 1: DAMIAN KNOWS BEST.


James Bond: Black Box Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781524104092
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Dynamite Entertainment - October 31st, 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.


The Language of Elk Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780887484544
Availability: Special Order ~ Contact us for Availability
Published: Carnegie-Mellon University Press - June 1st, 2006

In The Language of Elk, men and creatures stagger in a no man's land between wildness and domesticity, jealous, cracked, burning to be acknowledged. Like the flaming projectiles his protagonists often launch into the sky, these stories crackle with energy and violence and a furious beauty. Benjamin Percy is a force. -- Anthony Doerr