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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Katin shrugged. "I'd read your book," Idas said. The Mouse and Katin looked up. "
I've read a . . . well, some books — " He looked back at his hands. "You would?"
Idas nodded. "In the Outer Colonies, people read books, even novels sometimes
Katin recognized common eccentricities that began to define for him an upper-
class Pleiades accent. He looked at Tyy and Sebastian to see if they responded
to it. Only a small movement in the muscles around the eyes, but there. Katin
"Captain," Katin ventured, "what are you going to do?" "On New Brazillia, there's
a home where I spent much pleasant time when I was a boy. I'm going back there
... to wait." "Isn't there something you could do, Captain? I looked and — " "What ...
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