Nova

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Vintage Books, 1968 - Fiction - 241 pages
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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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User Review  - quondame - LibraryThing

I probably read this because of what Jo Walton said in [Why is this Book so Great] Really? I’m not very archetype’d. Interesting and not the same-old-same-old, it nevertheless doesn’t strike me as ... Read full review

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User Review  - CeciliaM - LibraryThing

Interesting storyline, but I never quite got captured by it. I felt that the story was broken down in disconnected fragments. It might have had to do with me never getting enough time reading. Each time I took it up again I had to go back to see what was going on. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
15
Section 3
16
Section 4
25
Section 5
48
Section 6
49
Section 7
58
Section 8
64
Section 16
176
Section 17
182
Section 18
183
Section 19
184
Section 20
201
Section 21
211
Section 22
214
Section 23
216

Section 9
101
Section 10
122
Section 11
127
Section 12
131
Section 13
134
Section 14
136
Section 15
168
Section 24
225
Section 25
227
Section 26
232
Section 27
234
Section 28
239
Section 29
243
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Samuel R. Delany lives in Harlem, New York.

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