By A Correspondent
New Delhi: Pan Macmillan has announced its acquisition of Christopher Paolini’s To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. This will be published under the Tor imprint in the UK. Tor will also publish in the US. This is a new science fiction novel from the Sunday Times and no.1 New York Times bestselling author. It was acquired by Pan Macmillan in the UK – by publisher Jeremy Trevathan, with Editorial Director Bella Pagan, via Simon Lipskar of the Writers House Literary Agency. It will be published by Macmillan internationally under Tor.
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is an exciting departure from Paolini’s internationally bestselling fantasy series, which became a global phenomenon. This new book is an adventure on an intergalactic scale, where incredible events have world-shattering consequences. But it’s also a story of human strength in the face of adversity, where we follow an incredible protagonist on her awe-inspiring journey. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, xenobiologist Kira Navárez finds an alien relic that thrusts her into the wonders and nightmares of first contact. Epic space battles for the fate of humanity take her to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and, in the process, transform not only her – but the entire course of history.
Christopher Paolini told Arrackistan: “I am extremely excited to be working with the awesome folks at Tor Books to publish To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. This book is my love letter to the genre of science fiction. With it, I wanted to capture the sense of wonder I feel when looking at the stars . . . or when thinking about the future of humanity as it expands beyond Earth. I’ve been working on this story for over six years, and I can’t wait for people to read it.”
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars will be published in September 2020.
About the author
Christopher Paolini was born in Southern California and has lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana, with his family. He published his first novel, Eragon, in 2003 at the age of 19 and quickly became a publishing phenomenon. His Inheritance Cycle, Eragon and its three sequels, have sold nearly 40 million copies worldwide. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is his first adult novel.