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Lee Battersby is the multiple-award winning author of the novels 'The Corpse-Rat King' (Angry Robot 2012) and 'Marching Dead' (Angry Robot 2013) as well as over 70 short stories, many of which are collected in 'Through Soft Air' (Prime Books 2006). He has appeared in markets as diverse as Year's Best Fantasy & Horror Volume 20; Year's Best Australian F&SF; Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror vol. 3; and Dr Who: Destination Prague.

His work has been praised for its consistent attention to voice and narrative muscle, and has resulted in a number of awards including the Aurealis, Australian Shadows and Australian SF ‘Ditmar' gongs. He was the 6th Australian, and 1st Western Australian, winner in the international 'Writers of th...more


"Go to the light," they say. "Gooooo to the liiiiight...."

And yet, in real life, the light at the end of the tunnel is an approaching train, the light in your ceiling is a death trap for moths, and the only light that exists in nature is, well, as red as tooth or claw.

Go to the light, my friends. The teeth are waiting.

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The Corpse-Rat King
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The Marching Dead
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Midnight Echo #4
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Through Soft Air
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“It is said that the dead are infinitely patient, although it is usually said by the living, and how would they know?”
Lee Battersby, The Corpse-Rat King

“The only direction not represented in their construction was vertical.”
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“Marius had never understood the notion of blind loyalty. He had served everyone from kings and caliphs to head dishwasher at the local brothel, and only ever with one objective: to relieve someone of the cruel burden of their money.”
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message 1: by Joel

Joel Thanks for the friend request! I'm glad someone got something out of that tedious argument.

Incidentally, I have your new book on my radar -- great cover!


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