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Christopher Ruocchio and the Sun Eater series return to DAW

“…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

DAW is thrilled to welcome back Christopher Ruocchio and books six and seven of the Sun Eater series! 

Betsy Wollheim, his editor and Publisher of DAW, says of this reunion,  “I’m incredibly glad that Christopher Ruocchio has returned to DAW with the Sun Eater series, which are the kind of big space operas that fans of James S. A. Corey and Iain M. Banks will love. I look forward to publishing these books and connecting readers to Ruocchio’s works for many years to come.”

Book six, DISQUIET GODS, will be released in trade paperback from DAW on December 17th, 2024 after it was first published by Baen Books in hardcover in April of this year. Fans can also look forward to a seventh installment in the series in hardcover–title and release date to be announced. 

We are also thrilled to bring this series back into hardcover for fans who have more recently discovered the Sun Eater series and wish to complete their collections. Books two and three will arrive this August, and the rest will follow at a date to be announced. 

Follow Ruocchio on his website or YouTube channel for further announcements or @dawbooks across all social networks. 


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

 “Christopher Ruocchio’s Empire of Silence is epic-scale space opera in the tradition of Iain M. Banks and Frank Herbert’s Dune, without being a clone of either of them. His is a welcome new voice in science fiction.” —Eric Flint, author of the bestselling 1632 series

“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

Space opera fans will savor the rich details of Ruocchio’s far-future debut, which sets the scene for a complicated series….”Publishers Weekly

“This wow book is a must for fans of Pierce Brown and Patrick Rothfuss.Library Journal (starred review)