Given that the suns of Draco stretch almost sixteen light years from end to end, it stands to reason that the cost of transportation is the most important factor of the 32nd century. And since Illyrion is the element most needed for space travel, Lorq von Ray is plenty willing to fly through the core of a recently imploded sun in order to obtain seven tons of it. The potential for profit is so great that Lorq has little difficulty cobbling together an alluring crew that includes a gypsy musician and a moon-obsessed scholar interested in the ancient art of writing a novel. What the crew doesn’t know, though, is that Lorq’s quest is actually fueled by a private revenge so consuming that he’ll stop at nothing to achieve it. In the grandest manner of speculative fiction, Nova is a wise and witty classic that casts a fascinating new light on some of humanity’s oldest truths and enduring myths.
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Review: NovaUser Review - Noah Lyons - Goodreads
[For plot summary, consult other reviews] This nova/novel pops, flashes, and lingers, just as the light of dead stars remain in the night sky. I generally avoid the 'space opera' subset of SF, but ... Read full review
Review: NovaUser Review - Daniella Olivaw - Goodreads
Last time I went to the library, I was set on choosing a book at random, guided solely by my desire to step out of my comfort zone. That book became Samuel R. Delany's space opera, Nova. Published in ... Read full review