Benjamin Percy’s Comet Cycle Continues: A Review of “The Unfamiliar Garden”

The Unfamiliar Garden

Last summer saw the publication of Benjamin Percy’s novel The Ninth Metal, the first book in an ongoing series called The Comet Cycle. Percy has touched on science fiction and horror in his fiction, and has written comics set in a shared universe for Marvel and DC; here, he seems to have found a way to bring all of these skills together. I quite liked The Ninth Metal, which essentially took a crime novel template and added an uncanny element — the metal of the title, which falls to earth in the wake of a comet passing by the planet.

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