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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Captain Von Ray bent his head and stared from beneath his rusty brows with
tiger's eyes. "And your enemies?" The man laughed. "Damned Sebastian and his
flapping black gillies." Von Ray looked at the woman. "And you?" "Tyy." That,
A bit across the quad was a building called the Von Ray Psycho-science
Laboratory. It was a rather recent addition, from, I would guess, a hundred and
forty years ago." "Captain Von Ray?" "Grandpa, I suspect. It was donated to the
school in ...
"I want to find out about Von Ray and Illyrion." Wings gentled the air. Black
shapes ... What does Von Ray mean to you? You know his name?" Sebastian ...
Great, good family is." "Do you know this particular Captain Von Ray?" Katin
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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