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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The Caliban rose from among the ships clustered at the viewing station where
the spectators had come to observe the Regatta's conclusion. Fifty-foot windows
flashed in starlight below them (behind one, his father and an android of his
Caliban fell toward the inset of the yacht basin, coming down like a triple kite.
Lorq sat up from the couch as the guide beams caught them. "Okay, puppets. Cut
the strings." He switched off Caliban's humming entrails a moment after
Lorq cut the frequency filter till Caliban was sliding down the gravitational
distortion of the mountain itself. The peaks rose, chiseled and flashing. "Oh, look,
everybody! Didn't I tell you Prince wouldn't let us languish away up here and miss
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Challenge #6 of Book Riot's 2019 Read Harder Challenge is "A book by an AOC set in or about space." Over the years, I have read, and loved, many books by Samuel R. Delany. One book that has been ... Read full review
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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