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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

If you’ve stumbled into the world of fantasy novels in the past 20 years or so, chances are you’ve at least heard of The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. The first book was self-published by the young teen author initially and was later picked up by Alfre A. Knopf. The series has continued to be a staple in young adult fantasy since, and fans have been eager to see what Paolini would be releasing next.

For about a week now, the author has been teasing his next big novel, and today, he revealed it as a sci-fi story called To Sleep in a Sea of Stars which he describes as an epic space opera. The book will hit on September 15, 2020, as Paolini’s tweet reveals.

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The official synopsis for To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is as follow:

“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.”

Paolini continued:

“It’s a fun book full of spaceships, laser, aliens, explosions, and of course, tentacles. I’ve spent six years working on this book, figuring out the science, the characters, and most importantly the story.”

So, what do you think? Are you excited to see Paolini move beyond the Inheritance Cycle? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Christopher Paolini, EW

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.