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PRAISE FOR BLOOD CAPITAL
"I highly recommend Batten's unique take on the zombie apocalypse!"
Jacqui Castle, author of The Seclusion
"Really inventive, harrowing stuff."
Helena Echlin & Malena Watrous, authors of Sparked
You’ve found your way to the internet home of Robert Batten (me), an author of science-fiction and fantasy from Tasmania. Take off those uncomfortable shoes and find a pair of slippers, grab a cuppa (maybe even something stronger), and settle into a comfy spot on the couch. If you poke around, you’ll find information on my writing, short stories, news from the sci-fi and fantasy genres, and book recommendations.
You can even sign up to something called a “newsletter” where I send you monthly highlights! How cool is that?
Oh, I have a post-apocalyptic sci-fi on its way called Blood Capital (being published by Inkshares). It’s a hard sci-fi take on some old supernatural tropes in dystopian Sydney. Check out my page on the book to learn more and access some excerpts.
I hope you enjoy what you find. Feel free to reach out if you’d like to chat about any of it.
Robert Batten, October 2018
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Winners from my survey giveaway confirmed
Yesterday I closed the survey I was running to gather feedback on my newsletter content. Overnight I selected the two winners of the Amazon Gift Cards I had promised as a giveaway prize for completing the survey. I've made contact with the winners, confirmed their details, and sent out the USD$20 eGift Cards. Congratulations Diane […] More >
Caroline Gordon Quote on Books
"A book — a well-composed book — is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way. Yet, in another sense, all true works of fiction have their scenes laid in the same country, and the events take place in the same climate: that country, […] More >
No season of Doctor Who in 2019
The BBC has announced there won't be a 2019 season of Doctor Who, but we will get a New Year's special on 1 Jan (instead of the more traditional Christmas Special) and the series will return in 2020. This news, while disappointing, isn't a surprise. There had been talk the new writing team didn't feel […] More >
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Genres: Science-Fiction | Dystopia. "I live for the dream that my children will be born free," she says. "That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.""I live for you," I say sadly.Eo kisses my cheek. "Then you must live for more." I’ve been getting hassled about […] More >
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