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Welcome New Client, Chris Panatier!

Please help us give a warm welcome to kt literary’s newest client, SFF writer Chris Panatier!

I am thrilled to welcome Chris into the kt literary family. His debut, THE PHLEBOTOMIST, was published with Angry Robot in September. From Bookshop.org:

In a near future where citizens are subject to the mandatory blood draw, government phlebotomist Willa Wallace witnesses an event that makes her question her whole world… To recover from a cataclysmic war, the Harvest was instituted to pass blood to those affected by radiation. But this charitable act has led to a society segregated entirely by blood type. Government blood contractor, Patriot, rewards your generous gift based on the compatibility of your donation, meaning that whoever can give the most, gets the most in return.

While working as a reaper taking collections for the Harvest, Willa chances upon an idea to resurrect an obsolete technique that could rebalance the city. But in her quest to set things into motion, she uncovers a horrifying secret that cuts to the heart of everything. 

Indra Das, author of The Devourers called it, “A compelling dystopian thriller that presents a fallen world and proceeds to dissect it with sanguine enthusiasm using its refreshingly unconventional heroes.”

KT Literary’s own Dan Hanks, author of Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire. said it was: “equal parts fascinating and horrifying, and never not entertaining.”

Chris Panatier lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, daughter, and a fluctuating herd of animals resembling dogs (one is almost certainly a goat). He writes short stories and novels, “plays” the drums, and draws album covers for metal bands.
You can find and welcome him to the kt literary team on twitter, check out his badass art on instagram, and see what else he’s working on here!
Welcome, Chris!