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Lee Battersby is the multiple-award winning author of the novels 'The Corpse-Rat King' and 'Marching Dead' (Angry Robot, 2012, 2013) as well as the upcoming children's novel 'Magit and Bugrat' (Walker Books, 2015) and 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...more


There's a meme doing the rounds of Facebook that requires the recipient to name 10 books that have had an impact upon them, then pass the disease on to ten innocent schmucks. Rather than waste all that typing on just one form of social media, I thought I'd list them here, too.

1. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein. Read it for the first time when I was ten and it blew the breath out of my mind... Read more of this blog post »
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The Corpse-Rat King
3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 322 ratings — published 2012 — 11 editions
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The Marching Dead
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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Alchymical Romance
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Midnight Echo #4
4.75 of 5 stars 4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2010
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Through Soft Air
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The very definition of a curate's egg. One of my favourite Marvel characters, who has developed unbelievable shades and intonations over the years, and the beginnings of his complexity are in evidence throughout this volume of early stories. The art...more
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Collection of very mixed quality, of which only 'Nunc Dimittis by Tanith Lee and 'The Chair' by Dennis Etchison' are of the highest quality, stretching through ordinary efforts by Stephen King, Robert Bloch and other horror luminaries to substandard...more
The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
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Utterly delightful, comic crime caper with a philosophical bent that lends the spiralling absurdity a serious underpinning that lifts it above a merely humorous work. Chesterton's mastery of language and deft characterisation makes this a wonderful r...more
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Slowly evolves into a gripping read as details and points of view begin to spiral inwards towards the final confrontation. Cavanaugh has a gift for setting and detail that can be unsettling but is never less than enthralling. His characters have a te...more
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There isn't a cliche in the world that David Baldacci doesn't hit in this book. Leaden prose, two-dimensional characters, the standard retired-super-soldier-with-secret-past plot.... this is Lee Child for the silver set, so greyishly familiar and jus...more
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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.”
Lee Battersby, The Corpse-Rat King

“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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