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Simon & Schuster has an enormous opportunity with the new novel in Christopher Ruocchio’s bestselling Sun Eater series, coming from Baen in April 2024. (Book 6 in the series)


Recently, it has been WIDELY and enthusiastically reviewed by some of the largest SF and Fantasy Booktubers out there reaching 100s of thousands of book buyers:


Daniel Greene (500K subscribers): 45-minute review of the book, extremely positive, PLUS another video about reading this book. 



“It is rare to find an author with such bold ambition who possesses the talent and discipline to achieve their literary goals. Ruocchio’s rich prose delivers a haunting character study culminating in an epic masterpiece for the sci-fi genre that will live on just as long as the great Hadrian Marlowe himself. Simply put, Sun Eater is a classic in the making.” —Daniel Greene


Mike’s Book Reviews (100,000+ subscribers):


"Ruocchio is the best-kept secret in science-fiction and deserves to be a household name."  — Mike's Book Reviews


Petrik Leo (30K plus subscribers): Extremely positive review, and influential on even more Booktubers:


"The Sun Eater is a genuinely epic space opera fantasy series at its paramount shape. … It is an exceptional sci-fi masterpiece to be eternally reread and retold."—Petrik Leo


This coverage has resulted in the first book in the series hitting the Bookscan Top 50 the week of December 13, 2023 and jumping up the ratings at Amazon as well. Ruocchio will be booking more interviews closer to publication release day, as well as an in-person book launch at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC.


Additional support for the title includes: ads in The Magazine of F&SF, ads in literary convention program books, including DragonCon, bookmarks and postcards, as well as a groundswell of rabid fans eagerly discussing it across social media.


All of this is perfect timing to create new readers hungry for the latest entry in the series. This is a golden opportunity for both Simon and Schuster and Baen to capitalize on the growing wave of popularity for the series. Please adjust your sell-in numbers accordingly. This book has the potential to be the next big thing and we want to ensure that we don’t have to ask fans to wait for the next printing right when it comes out.




Product Details

Publisher: Baen

Release Date: April 2nd, 2024

Length: 784 pages

ISBN: 9781982193324

Series: Sun Eater (Book 6)


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The Sun Eater series follows antihero Hadrian Marlowe as he recounts the history of his controversial life in a galaxy-spanning tale that combines the best of space opera and epic fantasy.



Empire of Silence

Book 1

ISBN 9780756419264


Howling Dark

Book 2

ISBN 9780756419271


Demon in White

Book 3

ISBN 9780756419288


Kingdoms of Death

Book 4

ISBN 9780756418786


Ashes of Man

Book 5

ISBN 9780756416614


Disquiet Gods

Book 6

ISBN 9781982193324

Empire of Silence is epic science fiction at its most genuinely epic. Ruocchio has made something fascinating here, and I can’t wait to see what he does next.” —James S.A. Corey, New York Times-bestselling author of The Expanse novels


Empire of Silence is a rich tapestry of future history and worldbuilding, a galactic-sized story of a hero, a tyrant, but portrayed as a man.” —Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times-bestselling author of The Dark Between the Stars


A craftsman of rare ability, Christopher Ruocchio lures you into a future filled with danger, action, irony, vaulting prose, and a few, precious dollops of hope.” —David Brin, author of Earth and The Postman


“With the scope of Dune and a confessional, first-person voice that puts us into the mind of a possible madman, this is space opera at its most riveting and grandiose.” —B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Review

“Space opera fans will savor the rich details of Ruocchio’s far-future debut, which sets the scene for a complicated series…. Readers who like a slow-building story with a strong character focus will find everything they’re looking for in this series opener.” —Publishers Weekly

“Although stretched across a vast array of planets, the story line is often more focused on the intimate than on the expanse, giving it a wonderful emotional punch. This wow book is a must for fans of Pierce Brown and Patrick Rothfuss.” —Library Journal (starred review)


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Description automatically generatedChristopher Ruocchio is the internationally award-winning author of The Sun Eater, a space opera fantasy series, and the former Junior Editor at Baen Books, where he edited several anthologies. His work has also appeared in Marvel comics. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University, where he studied English Rhetoric and the Classics. Christopher has been writing since he was eight and sold his first novel, Empire of Silence, at twenty-two. His books have appeared in five languages. Christopher lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, Jenna.