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Lee Battersby
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Attended Curtin University of Technology
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Go to the light, my friends. Go to the light.
"Go to the light," they say. "Gooooo to the liiiiight...." And yet, in real life, the light at the end of the tunnel is an approaching train, the light in your ceiling is a death trap for moths, and the only light that exists...
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There are days I feel defined by my failures.
There are days I feel defined by my failures. There are so many of them. I can recall them, like a litany. The school team triathlon, where I tired during the final cycle leg and couldn't respond when passed in the final stre...
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"The hard part is cutting them in half"     This is the sort of shit that keeps me up at night. All those people with ducks flying up the wall. Why ducks? Why not swans, or moths, or 707s? Keep that up long enough, and the...
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15 writers who have influenced my work, and the why and how of it.
There's a meme that whizzed around Facebook last week, in which you listed 15 authors ("poets included", said the meme in parenthesis, as if "Hey! Poets have feelings too!") who have influenced you and that will always stick ...
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I'm snowed under with editing. Which is good, right?
Sorry about the lack of action round here, folks. I'm bang up against an editorial deadline for Magit and Bugrat-- Magwitch and Bugrat with editorial feedback regards naming conventions applied-- and haven't much time in my o...
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Something has to go, and it's the internet.
Day job. Writing career. Hobbies. Social media. Family. Wife. Exercise. House maintenance.  The trick is to keep them all separate.  Now, here's the thing: the stresses of my day job, they've been bleeding over into my h...
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Inspired by flipping through Jeff VanderMeer's 'Wonderbook', I revisit some of my favourite opening and closing lines from my stories.
Thanks to the twinned miracles of my credit card and the international postage system, I took possession of this fine piece of work yesterday: For those not in the know, it's an exploration of the writing process by the del...
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Nine years ago today I married my wonderful wife Lyn.
Nine years ago today, this happened: It was the best decision I ever made. Marriage to my wonderful Lyn continues to provide me with love, support, and peace, and nothing in this world makes me happier than making her ha...
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When fans collide.... their naughty parts.
"Jedi, Sith, we don't care as long as it's healthy." Met my wife at an SF convention, got married at an SF convention, sadly, never quite pulled off the trifecta by giving birth at an SF convention. Still, it would have been ...
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Luscious Lyn joins the Cranky Ladies of History Blog tour, in the company of Beate Klarsfeld.
If you enjoyed yesterday's post on Charlotte Corday for the Cranky Ladies of History Blog tour-- a woman for whom I have some intellectual admiration-- then get across to Battblush, Lyn's blog, and see what happens when she w...
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  • Me, Myself, I
    Writer Guy!, 2001 - present
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Half man, Half writer!
Introduction
Author of The Corpse-Rat King (2012) and Marching Dead (2013) from Angry Robot Books as well as the collection Through Soft Air (2006) and more than 70 stories hither, thither and yon, with publications in Australia, the US, and Europe. He lives in Western Australia with his wife, writer Lyn Battersby, a brood of kids, and a niggling sense of doom.
Education
  • Curtin University of Technology
    English, 1989 - 1991
  • Edith Cowan University
    Graduate Diploma, 1992 - 1992