Hey y’all! I happened to get particularly lucky with s chance to get an advanced reader copy of a book that made stars pop into my eyes the second I saw it was coming out. So what is this magical amazing book?
Hint #1: it has three appendices, including an appendix of terms and one about the physics in the book, and that’s how you know an author is super serious
Hint #2: it’s an absolute beast at almost a thousand pages long
Hint #3: it’s got a gorgeous cover to match it’s gorgeous insides
Hint #4 (and this may give it away): it’s by CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI
So if you haven’t heard the news yet, allow me to have the privilege of sharing with you that Christopher Paolini has a new book publishing in September this year called To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars. It’s a sci-fi space epic with planetary colonization, spaceships and battles, and aliens of all kinds. From where I’m at so far it’s an absolutely stunner.
To be honest, I don’t usually get very sucked into space stories. When I saw Christopher Paolini’s name on this though, I absolutely had to have it. It didn’t even matter what it was about, it could have been a 1980s Western set in Paris and I still would have gone for it despite those being three of my least favorite book themes. (Actually, I’m not even sure how somebody would combine those three things, and might read a book like that just to see if it was even possible.)
Eragon was a dramatic and formative entrance into fantasy for me growing up, and I’ve never looked back. So to see an author I completely admire and respect putting out another book is an absolute thrill. To be able to get an early copy and help hype it up is even more exciting!
It was supposed to be a routine research mission on an uncolonized planet. But when xenobiologist Kira Navárez finds an alien relic beneath the surface of the world, the outcome transforms her forever and will alter the course of human history.
Her journey to discover the truth about the alien civilization will thrust her into the wonders and nightmares of first contact, epic space battles for the fate of humankind, and the farthest reaches of the galaxy.