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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
"You absolutely need to check out this book."
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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You can now buy young blood with PayPal
As if every day didn't seem to bring fresh news about CRISPR that suggests Blood Capital will become reality before I can get the book on shelves, you can now buy "young" blood using PayPal and have it stuffed in your aging shell of a body. The New York Post has the story here, but […]
The Dystopian Giveaway has been won
Thank you, everyone, who entered my dystopian giveaway. Entries closed Wednesday and I have now drawn the winner — congratulations Kristin, who won ebook copies of: The Fifth Season, by N. K. Jemisin. Lifelike, by Jay Kristoff. Sync City, by Peter Ryan. The Seclusion, by Jacqui Castle. I'll be running a new giveaway next month. […]
Netflix greenlights Leigh Bardugo series
Netflix has greenlit a new series based on the "Grishaverse" novels by Leigh Bardugo. The series will initially be eight episodes and cover content from both Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows, which exist in the same universe. In a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh, a young […]
New Captain Marvel Trailer
A new Captain Marvel trailer has dropped — have you seen it yet? I'm getting pretty excited for this movie; it looks like there'll be plenty of Marvel's self-aware humour, and Captain Marvel herself is looking [email protected]
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