|Released||November 26, 2019|
All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she’s a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing. The rumors of his cowardice are true—he deserted his flight during battle against the Krell. Worse, though, he turned against his team and attacked them.
Spensa is sure there’s more to the story. And she’s sure that whatever happened to her father in his starship could happen to her. When she made it outside the protective shell of her planet, she heard the stars—and it was terrifying. Everything Spensa has been taught about her world is a lie.
But Spensa also discovered a few other things about herself—and she’ll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs to.”—
During a battle with the Krell a couple months after the Battle of Alta Second, a alien named Alanik, of the UrDail species, crashes on Detritus and gives Spensa the opportunity to take her place and spy on the Krell. Alanik was cytonic like Spensa, and imprinted the coordinates for a place called Starsight in her brain. Spensa hyperjumps for the second time and finds herself at the center of bureaucracy for the Superiority, the alien organization that had kept humans imprisoned on Detritus for decades.
Spensa pretends to be Alanik and tries out for the Superiority's new Delver Resistance Project, hoping to discover the secret to hyperdrives. She trains in a flight with Vapor, a non-corporeal figment; Morriumur, a draft; Hesho, former king of the Kitsen; and Brade, a tamed and registered human. After they report for practie, Hesho renames their flight (originally called Flight 15) Flowers of Night's Last Kiss.
After discovering that the secret to cytonic hyperdrives was not a piece of equipment but an animal species called taynix, of which Doomslug was a member, Spensa talked with Cuna and learned that Winzik was planning to use the delvers to destroy Detritus. Cuna was of a more moderate faction that fought to preserve humans. She returns to her homeworld to help them fight off the massive invasion force coming to them and has to leave M-Bot behind, although she finds out when she comes back that he's copied his code into the drone they used for spying.
Spensa first directed the delver away from Detritus toward Starsight (station) to buy time, but then comes to save it by showing the delver her point of view. She was brought to an infirmary after she was found floating in space and got caught up in Winzick's coup d'etat.
Brandon started writing Starsight in mid-2018 after completing Skyward. Brandon had some difficulty working through the first draft but solved these issues and finished writing the book in the fall of 2018. It was released about one year after the release of Skyward, on November 26, 2019.
- Skyward Pre-Release AMA
— Arcanum - 2018-10-04#
- Starsight Cover Reveal
— GetUnderlined.com - 2019-04-25#
- Starsight chapter 7#
- Starsight chapter 8#
- Starsight chapter 9#
- Starsight chapter 13#
- Starsight chapter 17#
- Starsight chapter 20#
- Starsight chapter 32#
- Starsight chapter 33#
- Starsight chapter 34#
- Starsight chapter 35#
- Starsight chapter 37#
- Starsight chapter 45#
- Starsight chapter 41#
- Starsight chapter 44#
- MisCon 2018
— Arcanum - 2018-05-26#
- General Reddit 2018
— Arcanum - 2018-08-27#
- Legion Release Party
— Arcanum - 2018-09-19#
Skyward · Starsight · Skyward 3 · Skyward 4 · Defending Elysium
|Characters||Spensa · M-Bot · Doomslug · Jorgen · Cobb · Kimmalyn · FM · Rig · Hurl · Nedd · Arturo · Ironsides · Morriumur · Vapor · Hesho · Brade · Cuna · Winzik· Jason Write|
|Groups||Varvax · Figment · Kitsen · Dione · Delvers · Skyward Flight · Defiant League · Defiant Defense Force · Superiority · KRELL|
|Places||Detritus · Igneous Cavern · Alta Base · Flight School · Starsight · Platform Prime · Nowhere · Earth|
|Other||Cytonics · Lifebuster · Human Wars · Battle of Alta · Battle of Alta Second · Phone Company · Cytoverse|