It came from Chris Panatier

Chris Panatier’s story “The Skin of Aquila Cadens” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 4 December 2020. While I doubt humankind will ever send crewed missions beyond our solar system, I’m intrigued by the fantasy of it. My head is full of all sorts of world-building and terraforming ideas from things I’ve read. In most of these stories, the terraforming either succeeds or fails, or “succeeds” but with catastrophic consequences. I saw the opportunity to …

Another question for Chris Panatier

Q: How often do you think about writing during the day?

A: Constantly. And it takes one of two forms: either as anxiety that I am not writing and should be, or more constructively, as brainstorming plots and problem solving. I do my best thinking while running or bike riding, and the biggest challenge there is remembering what I’d figured out on my jaunt long enough to write it down when I get home.


Chris Panatier’s story “The Skin of Aquila Cadens
in Metaphorosis Friday, 4 December 2020.
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More about Chris Panatier

Chris lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, daughter, a herd of dogs, and possibly one goat. He does album art for metal bands and writes short fiction. His debut novel, The Phlebotomist, came out on September 8, 2020, from Angry Robot Books. As a civil trial lawyer, he represents people who have been poisoned by negligent corporations.

www.chrispanatier.com, @chrisjpanatier


Chris Panatier’s story “The Skin of Aquila Cadens
in Metaphorosis Friday, 4 December 2020.
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