We are delighted to present the first of five segments set in the Fractalverse, the universe that encompasses Christopher Paolini’s upcoming science fiction behemoth To Sleep in a Sea of Stars! In this clip, an intrepid RTC News anchorwoman offers viewers the latest updates on the happenings around the star system and galaxy. There may be a few hints about the goings on in To Sleep . . . maaaayyyybe. But you’ll certainly have to listen carefully, if so! RTC News Segment 1
Christopher wrote the script for each segment, and his daring assistant Immanuela Meijer did everything else . . . pre-production, lights, greenscreen, hair and makeup, costume, acting, directing, sound, post-production, logo design, etc. You’ll notice several fantastic spacey clips and some music, licenses secured courtesy Deposit Photos and Shutterstock. Select sound effects were provided by Debrup Travel & Films.
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars will release on September 15, 2020 in the United States and in many countries around the world. Christopher will be going on a virtual tour in the United States and United Kingdom to celebrate the new book! Fans will find that they can attend most, if not all, of the events, something that would have been much harder to do in pre-Covid times. If you haven’t already, you can pre-order your own copy here, and consider selecting the U.S. audiobook, read by the very talented Jennifer Hale (of Mass Effect fame). And as always, check back often for the latest updates and new content. Pub day is looming, and we couldn’t be more excited to share this fantastic book with the world! RTC News Segment 1
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a story of enormous intergalactic weight and consequence, but also of deeply personal human strength, compassion, and awe.
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.