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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
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An Advancement Of Learning
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Thoroughly entertaining read, full of acerbic humour and tightly plotted mystery, with well-drawn characters who jump from the page and demand the reader take notice of them. Bawdier and more pointed than the TV series that led me to it, this is an utter delight of a crime novel, and one that has me scurrying back to the libra... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.67 · 893 ratings · 222 reviews · 28 distinct works · Similar authors
The Corpse-Rat King
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 336 ratings — published 2012 — 11 editions
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The Marching Dead
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Alchymical Romance
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Midnight Echo #4
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Through Soft Air
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Strong, muscular crime story that begins with intertwined mysteries-- who shot the narrator and left him to die in the Thames, and what has happened to his memory?-- and weaves them throughout a narrative of a cop at the end of his time, slowly comin ...more
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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
Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants by Matthew Inman
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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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“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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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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