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Benjamin Percy On His Latest Novel "The Ninth Metal"

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Arnab Chakladar
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Graywolf Press
Ben Percy's latest novel is titled "The Ninth Metal.” He is also a writer for the new narrative podcast from Marvel called “Wastelanders: Old Man Star-Lord.”

In Benjamin Percy’s latest novel, “The Ninth Metal” northern Minnesota is experiencing an energy boom. The energy comes from a newly discovered source called "omnimetal," a metal with incredibly powerful properties and the boom is particularly explosive.

It’s a science-fiction fantasy that lays bare many of the very real flaws in human nature and it also reads like a superhero origin story. Two more books in the series are planned for release in 2022 that will dive deeper into the characters and land transformed by this metal.

Percy has also been busy writing a new narrative podcast for Marvel called “Wastelanders: Old Man Star-Lord.”

Guest:

  • Benjamin Percy, author, "The Ninth Metal"
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer is a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River