Jack Heath

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in Melbourne, Australia




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October 2009


As of February 2018, Jack Heath is the fourth bestselling fiction author in Australia. His twenty action-packed novels have been translated into several languages and optioned for film and television.

Jack fell in love with reading in primary school, when an ear infection left him unable to do much else. In high school he was frustrated by the slow pace and lack of excitement in most teenage fiction, so he started writing his own novel. It was picked out of a slush pile and published while he was still a teenager, and it soon became an international success.

In the course of his research, Jack has toured morgues and prisons, performed as a street magician and travelled through eleven countries, including Russia. His enthusiastic presentations

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Jack Heath It can be tough these days! Third Transmission is out of print but still available at jackheath.bigcartel.com and on abebooks.com. Dead Man Running…moreIt can be tough these days! Third Transmission is out of print but still available at jackheath.bigcartel.com and on abebooks.com. Dead Man Running was only ever published as an ebook and only in Australia/New Zealand, for reasons which are explained on jackheath.com.au/contact

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"I had this whole plan to pace myself and read each morning for half an hour or so, that is until inevitably the words would start to congeal or I'd start forgetting how sentences began. I'm not sure if it's a compliment or not, but as someone who..." Read more of this review »
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"“You’re still trying to get used to the idea of what’s happening. You have another appointment later in the week … with a counsellor who is going to give you an idea of what to expect. They’ll no doubt tell you about the seven stages of grief – wa..." Read more of this review »
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Hangman by Jack Heath
"Disgustingly great!

Lots of twists and turns. Don't know how the author made such a monster so worthy of empathy. A really odd but engrossing read."
The Lab by Jack Heath
" Totally agree with all of this. The Lab is nowhere near as good as I remember it, either. Glad it (maybe) helped inspire your younger self, though! "
The Lab by Jack Heath
"First read: August 29, 2009
Second read: December 13, 2015

Since I'm writing the third draft of the sci-fi assassin novel that this book (I believe) helped to inspire, I figured there was no better time to take a reread.

It's not as awesome as I reme..." Read more of this review »
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Undad by Shane W. Smith
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No wonder readers love Undad. I devoured volume 1 in a sitting, and I'm already hungry for more. Undad is chock-full of surprises--sad when you expect scary, funny when you expect sad. Perfect for readers who wish The Walking Dead had more to say.
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" Thanks so much for the fabulous review! So glad you liked the book.

That's a great question about the phone. I had assumed he would be able to puke it
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“Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.”
Jack Heath, The Lab
tags: devil

“Jump!" Kyntak yelled.
"What?" Six shouted incredulously. It was hundreds of meters to the concrete below.
"Just jump!" Kyntak howled, and he leaped off the fire escape.
With only a split second of hesitation, Six followed him. If all else fails, he thought, I can always land on Kyntak to break my fall.
Jack Heath, The Lab

“The HBS logo shone high above, a surrogate sun for the overcast day.”
Jack Heath, Money Run


“It’s remarkable that a device, which fits in your pocket, can hold thousands of books. But a room full of books is an entirely different kind of remarkable.”
Brandt Legg

“We all love after-the-bomb stories. If we didn't, why would there be so many of them? There's something attractive about all those people being gone, about wandering in a depopulated world, scrounging cans of Campbell's pork and beans, defending one's family from marauders. But some secret part of us thinks it would be good to survive. All those other folks will die. That's what after-the-bomb stories are all about.”
John Varley

“At some point on your road you have to turn and start walking back towards yourself. Or the past will pursue you, and bite the nape of your neck, leave you bleeding in the ditch. Better to turn and face it with such weapons as you possess.”
Hilary Mantel, Beyond Black

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