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Jr. Christopher Ruocchio

Christopher Ruocchio is the internationally award-winning author of the Sun Eater, a series blending elements of both science fiction and fantasy, as well as more than twenty works of short fiction. Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Christopher received a degree in English Rhetoric from North Carolina State University in 2015, with a minor in the Classics. Also in 2015, he began a career in publishing, serving as the Junior Editor at Baen Books until the summer of 2021, when he resigned to take up the life of a full-time writer. An amateur historian, erstwhile boxing enthusiast, and life-long science fiction fan, Christopher knew he wanted to be a writer since he was 8-years-old, and sold his first novel—Empire of Silence—at 22. Additionally, Christopher runs a modestly successful YouTube channel, also called the Sun Eater, where he discusses publishing, popular culture, and writing in general—as well as hosts other writers for discussions and engages directly with his readers. Empire of Silence won the Manly Wade Wellman Award for Best Novel in 2019, as well as the Hellfest Literary Prize for its French edition in 2021. His subsequent novels were twice nominated for the Dragon Award. His books have appeared in 5 languages. He curated 8 short story anthologies for Baen Books, including Sword & Planet, Time Troopers, and Worlds Long Lost. His work has also appeared in Marvel Comics. Christopher lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his family.

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