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New Christopher Paolini Novel – To Sleep In A Sea of Stars – Optioned For Film Adaptation

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BY October 10, 2020

The new novel from author Christopher Paolini has been out for less than a month, but it is already heading to the big screen. Paolini is the author of the bestselling dragon-riding fantasy series Eragon, which he wrote as a teenager. His new novel To Sleep In A Sea of Stars marks his first foray into science fiction. It is also the first non-Eragon related novel that he has written. The book was published on September 15. It will become a feature film adapted by Made Up Stories and Snoot Entertainment. Paolini is no stranger to adaptation of his novels into movies, but here is hoping that To Sleep In A Sea of Stars will be better than the Eragon movie.

To Sleep In A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini Will Be Adapted

Christopher Paolini Image via the Authors Website

Paolini’s new novel is a space opera that seems rife for film adaptation. He describes the story as his love letter to science fiction. As his first novel in nearly a decade, expectations were high for To Sleep In A Sea of Stars. And so far reviews of the book have been largely positive.

The synopsis for To Sleep In A Sea of Stars tells us the following about Paolini’s new sci-fi novel. 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.

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars Image via Tor Forge

Snoot Entertainment’s Jess Wu Calder says about the film adaptation of To Sleep In A Sea of Stars: “I can’t think of a more urgent time to get involved in a project that has a Latinx heroine. Who, through her unshakable belief in the good in humanity, embarks on a mission to try to save the universe. We are so honored to be working with Christopher, Angela and the Made Up Stories team to tell this story now, when we as a society are at a moral crossroads. We hope that this project can help show the path forward through this darkness.”

To Sleep In A Sea of Stars is out now from Tor Forge. You can also read the first few chapters of the novel over at Tor. We will certainly be keeping a close eye on this adaptation from Christoper Paolini. We will keep you up to date as always via the Comic Years page on Facebook and Twitter.


Emily O'Donnell is a writer and photographer with roots in some of the earliest online fandoms. She cut her genre teeth on the Wizard of Oz books at the tender age of 6 years old, and was reading epic adult fantasy novels by the age of 10. Decades later, she still consumes genre fiction like there is no tomorrow. She is delighted to be living through the golden age of sci-fi and fantasy popularity. She is unashamed of the amount of fanfiction that still lingers online under her name.

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