To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
Goodreads Choice Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a masterful epic science fiction novel from the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of the Inheritance Cycle, Christopher Paolini.
Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds
Now she’s awakened a nightmare
During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move.
As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn’t at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human.
While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity’s greatest and final hope . . .
Praise for Christopher Paolini and his work:
'Christopher Paolini is a true rarity' – Washington Post
'An authentic work of great talent' – New York Times Book Review
'A breathtaking and unheard of success' – USA Today
'Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic' – People
A powerful piece of SF, with intelligent writing and big ideas
Rollicking pace, rapidly developing stakes . . . A fun, fast-paced epic that science fiction fans will gobble up
The skills honed in his YA fantasy series, Inheritance, are on full display here in his vibrant world building, especially in the mythology of the alien tech. Paolini populates this universe with a large cast of interesting and relatable characters . . . lending the story a sincere emotional depth. Highly recommended for fans of James A. Corey's The Expanse series and for fantasy fans willing to try space opera
Booklist starred review