This Spring, author Christopher Paolini invites you back into the Fractalverse to experience the terror and thrill of first contact with his novel Fractal Noise. The standalone Fractalverse story is published by Tor Publishing Group and will also be available as an audiobook. Excited readers can also visit io9 for an exclusive excerpt from the newest addition to the Fractalverse.
Twenty-three years before the events in To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, the Anomaly was discovered on the planet Talos VII. A seemingly uninhabited planet with a 50 kilometer wide pit, not of natural origin.
How did it get there? And who, or what, built it? A small team must land and journey on foot across alien terrain to find out.
The mission is the dream of a lifetime for some, for others a risk not worth taking, and for one it’s a desperate attempt to find meaning in a harsh, uncaring universe.
Each step they take toward the mysterious abyss is more punishing than the last. And the ghosts of their past follow.
Explore the Fractalverse
The To Sleep in a Sea of Stars prequel, Fractal Noise, will be the third story beamed in from the Fractalverse. The interactive adventure Unity is available in the Fractalverse, with a self-published coffee table book coming soon!
You can also find concept covers for Fractal Noise hidden throughout the Fractalverse. As you search, remember that 7 is an important number and appears in many different ways.
So, go forth and explore this expanding universe and you will discover new worlds, concept art, character bios, star maps, alien lifeforms, and more!