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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And ten seconds later, Idas. "You two are from the Outer Colonies . . . ?" The
twins stopped, shoulder brushing shoulder. Pink eyes blinked more than brown. "
From Argos," the pale twin said. "Argos on Tubman B-12," specified the dark.
But as he walked to where the Mouse and Idas sat on the ramp with their feet
hanging over the pool, he smiled. In his pocket he thumbed the pips on the end of
his recorder, wording another note. Idas was saying: "Hey, Mouse, what if I were
"You know, Mouse, I envy the captain. He's got a mission. And his obsession
precludes all that wondering about what other people think of him." "I don't go
through all that like you described," the Mouse said. "Much." "I do." Idas looked
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