Fractal Noise is the thrilling prequel to the masterful space opera To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by internationally bestselling author of Eragon, Christopher Paolini.
On the planet Talos VII, twenty-three years before the events of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, an anomaly is detected: a vast circular pit, with dimensions so perfect that it could only have been the result of conscious design. So a small team is assembled to learn more – perhaps even who built the hole and why. Their mission will take them on a hazardous trek to the very edge of existence.
For one explorer, this is the opportunity of a lifetime. For another, a risk not worth taking. And for xenobiologist Alex Crichton, it’s a desperate attempt to find meaning in an uncaring universe. But every step they take towards that mysterious abyss is more punishing than the last. Ultimately, no one is prepared for what they will encounter.
Praise for To Sleep in a Sea of Stars:
'Big and fun – the book Paolini fans have been waiting for' – John Scalzi
'A fun, fast-paced epic that science fiction fans will gobble up' – Kirkus Reviews
'An epic tale of first contact, travels to the edge of the galaxy, and just maybe the fate of all humankind' – Goodreads
Paolini makes the experiences of his well-shaded explorers vivid and gripping through smart worldbuilding and believable stakes. James S.A. Corey fans will be especially riveted
Publishers Weekly on Fractal Noise
A powerful piece of SF, with intelligent writing and big ideas
Adrian Tchaikovsky on To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
Paolini’s impressive imagination has produced an action-packed SF adventure that zings along at hyperluminal speed, with Kira as one of the most memorable characters of the genre
Peter F. Hamilton on To Sleep in a Sea of Stars