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Lee Battersby

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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 children's novel 'Magrit' (Walker Books, 2016) 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 Western Australian,
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'The Globe' by Catharine Arnold. I am an unashamed Arnold fanboy. As soon as this arrived in my mailbox, it pushed all other works aside.

'Booklife' by Jeff Vandermeer. It's a bit of a Bible, and I return to it regularly. The best book about being a writer (as opposed to writing) that I've read. Also, Vandermeer's 'Borne' once I get my hands on a copy.

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The Corpse-Rat King

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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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Red Harvest Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
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An absolute classic featuring the most literate and technically clever of the classic American noir-crime authors at the very peak of his powers. Enough betrayal, double-crosses, machinations and hard men doing hard things to satisfy any crime fan, and all interwoven with Hammet's beautiful, sparse prose. A deserved classic.

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Mr. Mike by Dennis Perrin
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An entertaining, but on reflection superficial, examination of an author who was a major influence in the establishment of both National Lampoon and Saturday Night Live. There were obviously worms underneath the psyche of O'Donoghue, but as portrayed ...more
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The Life of Graham Greene Volume Three by Norman Sherry
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The first two volumes of Sherry's biography of Greene skirted hero worship by dint of sheer volume of reportage-- Greene's life was filled with momentous happenings, and simply relating them kept Sherry's over-ripe familiarity mostly at bay. Here, un ...more
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I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
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A fine piece of investigative journalism by Michelle McNamara into the identity of the East Area Rapist and the connections between him and other, unsolved crimes attributed to other personae. Unfortunately, as has been well documented, McNamara died ...more
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Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth
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Flatulent, puerile, onanistic, self-indulgent tripe.
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Monstress, Vol. 1 by Marjorie M. Liu
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Absolutely stunning combination of artwork, non-traditional and traditional fantasy tropes, sexual politics, and quest narrative that hits the mark at every available opportunity. Looks utterly beautiful, is complex in both its character motivations ...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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j 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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