Apparently that's a thing. A good thing! Here's the text of the review: Where Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy recommended towels, this slapstick and semisweet space opera sends its Earthlings out among the aliens armed only with a jar of pickles. Ben Sullivan, expert fly-fishing lure tier, possesses uncanny knowledge of entomology and clocks—subjects he’s never … Continue reading Publishers Weekly Gives STRINGERS a Starred Review
Every year, Molotov Cocktail Magazine releases an anthology of the works that placed in the top ten of each of that year's four themed contests. I've got one story in this year's anthology and I highly recommend the whole collection. I've read most of these stories and Molotov's stuff gives you quite the bang for … Continue reading Molotov Cocktail Prize Winners’ Anthology
Where The Phlebotomist was face-melt pink, Angry Robot and I are trying to do face-melt green this time! STRINGERS comes out April 12, 2022, so please pre-order now! (Due to some unorthodox formatting within the book, the print version is my personal recommendation for reader experience, though e-book is fine). Pre-Order from Bookshop Pre-Order from … Continue reading STRINGERS Cover Reveal!
WorldCon (known as DisCon III this year as it is being hosted in Washington, D.C.) is scheduled from December 15-19th, 2021. The full schedule is here. I'm happy to have some appearances this year, including a signing, a reading and two panels. Those are: Wednesday, 4:00pm: Book signing (I'll have copies of THE PHLEBOTOMIST available) … Continue reading WorldCon Schedule
The Molotov Cocktail Magazine is one of my favorite short fiction venues. There's something about the tone of the stories they publish and those they select as winners in their quarterly contests that appeals to me personally. Something about the emotional exploration of mostly awful happenings that I enjoy. Perhaps it's my hopeful misanthrope lurking … Continue reading Best-of-the-Net 2021 Nomination!
I'm so happy that I get to go to a writing convention this year. Especially one with such a long and awesome history. It will by my first con to actually do panels and make presentations. Really really excited about that and look forward to seeing so many other writers. They have a great guest … Continue reading See you at ArmadilloCon!
My second novel, STRINGERS is up for preorder now, which means you can lock in your copy! This is a non-stop funny (I think/hope) sci-fi space thingy. Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review! Is there probing?* Pre-order and find out! Add to your Goodreads TBR Pre-Order from Interabang Books in Dallas! Pre-Order from Bookshop … Continue reading Pre-Order STRINGERS!
The nice folks at Janus Literary invited me to submit for their Editor's Showcase and fortunately, they liked this piece that I sent over. It's a creepy little nugget about the lengths people will go to hurt each other. About 1000 words of pure, unsettling darkness. Click here or below: https://www.janusliterary.com/2021/06/22/chris-panatier-so-that-light-carries-through/
Okay so there won't be a blood draw. But this will be my FIRST live reading for THE PHLEBOTOMIST since the book was released nearly 10 months ago. If you're in or around Dallas and have a free bit of time before you go crazy on a Friday night, I'd love to see you. Where: … Continue reading July 2nd: Reading, Q&A, and Blood Draw
I joined fellow Angry Robot authors Gabriela Houston (The Second Bell) and Caroline Hardaker (Composite Creatures) to talk about the different ways that Caroline and I approached "medical" dystopian settings in our debut novels. This was a super interesting conversation and it was over way too fast. Link: Bookish Take: Medical Dystopias with Caroline Hardaker … Continue reading Talkin’ ‘Bout Dystopias