Philip A. Lee
|Philip A. Lee|
|BattleTech forum handle||JoeChummer|
A BattleTech fan since the early 90s, Philip A. Lee was already an experienced fiction author when he joined an informal BattleCorps author group in 2010 with the aim of writing for BattleTech. His inaugural BattleTech story, A Wolf in the Eyrie, was published in early 2011. In 2012 he became Assistant Editor to BattleCorps's Managing Editor Jason Schmetzer (a position he retained until BattleCorps went offline in 2017), and eventually worked with CGL on BattleTech sourcebooks and novellas.
As a BattleTech writer, Philip A. Lee has a particular interest in the Clans, their society, history, and homeworlds. Consequently, he endeavored to write a BattleCorps short story centering on each Clan and their individual peculiarities:
- A Wolf in the Eyrie (2011) - The pragmatic mindset of a bondsman from Clan Wolf causes tension among Clan Jade Falcon warriors
- Half of a Warrior (2011) - A Clan Snow Raven aerospace fighter pilot's encouter with the Bandit Caste
- Seeds of Loyalty (2011) - A Clan Cloud Cobra warrior teaches a bondsman from Clan Coyote the Cloud Cobra ways
- Whispering Death (2011) - The unusual path taken by a Clan Nova Cat warrior to take revenge on an abusive superior officer
- Fragments of History (2011) - A Seeker from Clan Goliath Scorpion has quite a story to tell...
- A Living Epitaph (2012) - When a Clan Hell's Horses sibko is subjected to a Trial of Reaving, the young cadets resolve to fight for their lives rather than be culled as chattel
- Double Down (2012) - Clan Jade Falcon faces stubborn resistance on Blackjack
- Quail Hunting (2013) - Clan Smoke Jaguar warriors tend to be lone wolves looking for individual glory
- A Keystone Arch (2013) - The divided Clan Fire Mandrill is their own worst enemy in the REVIVAL trials
- Seven Years' Bad Luck (2014) - A pair of trueborn monozygotic twins from Clan Steel Viper face their Clan's unique "molting" ritual to become warriors, a crucible that will affect their lives like nothing before or after