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Jes Battis

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Vancouver, Canada



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Jes Battis was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1979. In addition to writing fiction, he has also published academic books and a variety of scholarly articles in the areas of fantasy, television, and queer studies.

He earned his PhD in English from Simon Fraser University in the Summer of 2007. He teaches in the Department of English at the University of Regina.

He also writes as Bailey Cunningham.

Go West

DavieVillage-1I’m writing this blog entry at the airport while I wait for my flight to Vancouver.  A flight to Ottawa is missing three people, and the intercom messages about this grow increasingly more frantic.  Having only missed a flight once (due to my own stupidity), I’ve always wondered what it would sound like to hear my own name echoing through the airport.  These last call messages always seem plaintiv

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Night Child (OSI, #1)

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A Flash of Hex (OSI, #2)

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Inhuman Resources (OSI, #3)

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"Incognita" is a sort of proto-novel, appearing even earlier than popular texts such as "Vagaries of the City." Congreve describes it as both an essay and a kind of prose-rendering of drama. I read it in the Folio edition, and the editor (Pryce) desc ...more
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My battered copy of "A Sentimental Journey" identifies Sterne as a writer who knows how to slip in and out of conversation, as if he's been talking to you the whole time. The novel begins in mid-conversation, and ends in mid-sentence, just as the nam ...more
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“To live at all is to share a world with cagey magic, skeptical magic, asshole magic. But, honestly, the trees must belong to something; the blossoms that tongue each groove between buildings, the water and the stone and the serious man-made steel railings all must belong. This major artery where blood and starlight pump along the tracks, where banks and malls and office towers shudder and gestate in the concrete like baobab trees.”
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“He’s like a flower doing its best on an asteroid, naked to so many cosmic terrors.”
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“The agony of having to share this small slice of world with big breakable humans who are really just uncovered beating hearts walking around spilling their viscera and their words everywhere, not bothering to clean up. Animals are a smooth punctuation to human parataxis, resisting our love out of modesty.”
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