The Sol Majestic Is Out Today! Go Forth And Consume Its Delicious Words!

(NOTE: Based on time elapsed since the posting of this entry, the BS-o-meter calculates this is 7.236% likely to be something that Ferrett now regrets.)

So after months of anticipation, my “Anthony Bourdain meets space-opera by way of Baz Luhrmann and Wes Anderson” book The Sol Majestic is out for purchase. And if you like:

  • Food Network-style investigations of fine cuisine in space
  • Delicate gay romances between two awkward teenagers
  • Families coming together to create great art and great people
  • Mysterious casks of alien yeast


So many of you have already supported me I feel guilty asking y’all to do it again – but if you want to help this weirdie little book spread its wings and fly, then there’s three things you can do:

  1. Purchase.  Buying the author’s books is the greatest thing you can always do for them, since it encourages publishers to buy more books and keep their careers going.  The Sol Majestic is available at pretty much any bookstore – Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells (where it’s a staff pick twice over), and various indie booksellers.  (I don’t care where you buy it, as long as you did buy it, and thank you.)
  2. Promote.  There’s a lot of books out there, and a single Tweet or Facebook update saying, “Hey, {$Author} has a book out today!” helps a lot.  People mostly buy books recommended by their friends.  You even mentioning it is a stealth recommendation, so your social push helps more than you can know.
  3. Review.  Retailers push books that have more reviews.  They say that 50+ reviews on Amazon is the magic number.  So even if you don’t like the book and leave a negative review, that helps the book.  (And of course to my mind, you’re not obligated to like it, although most of the people who liked Flex/et al seem to also like this book.) So when you’re done, figure out how many stars it’s worth and type up a sentence or two.  It really helps.
  4. See The Author On His Book Tour.  This year I’ll be in Denver (tonight!), Ann Arbor, and San Francisco. Showing up to say hello convinces book stores that hey, it’s worth having this person out here.  Also it makes a socially anxious author like, you know, me feel less anxious knowing you’re coming.

Anyway.  Below are all the links for The Sol Majestic. Thank you if you choose to mention it anywhere.  If you purchase it, I hope it satisfies this hunger for an odd set of tastes you didn’t know you had – much like the famed restaurant The Sol Majestic itself.

Excerpt of The Sol Majestic

Buy The Sol Majestic at Amazon

Buy The Sol Majestic at Barnes and Noble

Buy The Sol Majestic at Powells

Buy The Sol Majestic at Indie Bookshops

1 Comment

  1. Matthew Duhan
    Jun 11, 2019

    I got my book in the mail today, and my copy of the signed bookplate and my recipe as well. I’m eager to hear people’s experiences with both the book and the Flourless chocolate cake. If you bake it, let me know!

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