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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Sometimes his parents went to Draco, to Earth, to cities called New York and
Peking. He wondered when they would take him. But every year, the last week in
Saluary, they would go on one of the great ships to another world that was also
It's at Earth, Paris, on the Ile St.-Louis. But it's just three days after the Regatta.
You wouldn't be able to get there — " "Caliban can make Earth in three days." His
mother: "No, Lorq! You're not going to go all the way to Earth in that tiny — " "I've ...
You're really from Earth?" "Yeah, I'm from Earth." Katin bit at a knuckle. "Come to
think of it, I doubt if such fossilized ideas could have come from anywhere else
but Earth. As soon as you have people from the time of the great stellar
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