Guardians of the Galaxy Meets The Bourne Identity in Stringers by Chris Panatier

A genius is abducted by an alien bounty-hunter for the location of a powerful inter-dimensional object. Trouble is, he can’t remember a thing…

We’re thrilled to share the cover for Stringers by Chris Panatier! Stringers will be published on April 12, 2022 by Angry Robot Books—and features the publisher’s new logo!

From the author of The Phlebotomist—which was on the “Recommended Reading” list for Bram Stoker Award 2020—this snarky, cheeky book plays with alien sci-fi and superhero troupes in a Guardians of the Galaxy meets The Bourne Identity adventure!

Ben isn’t exactly a genius, but he has an immense breadth of knowledge. Whether it’s natural science (specifically the intricacies of bug sex), or vintage timepieces, he can spout facts and information with the best of experts. He just can’t explain why he knows any of it. Another thing he knows is the location of the Chime. What it is or why it’s important, he can’t say.

But this knowledge is about to get him in a whole heap of trouble, as a trash-talking, flesh-construct bounty hunter is on his tail and looking to sell him to the highest bidder. And being able to describe the mating habits of Brazilian bark lice won’t be enough to get him out of it.

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. His first novel, The Phlebotomist, was released in 2020. Plays himself on twitter @chrisjpanatier.

 

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