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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


"Oh, my God, Jake. What have we done?"That's one hell of a hunting dog you've got there, Jake. Where did you pick him up, the lion enclosure? I'm not even going into the logic gap inherent in bringing down Superman with duck shot.....
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The Corpse-Rat King
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 284 ratings — published 2012 — 11 editions
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The Marching Dead
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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Alchymical Romance
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 7 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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“It is said that the dead are infinitely patient, although it is usually said by the living, and how would they know?”
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“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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