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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His name was Lorq Von Ray and he lived at 12 Extol Park in the big, big house
up the hill: New Ark (N.W. 73), Ark. That was what you told somebody on the
street if you should get lost, and that person would help you find home. The
streets of ...
Lorq frowned. "Why?" "I've figured that at the present rate of expansion, in fifteen
years the Outer Colonies will be able to ... "Lorq—" His name was Lorq Von Ray
and he lived at 12 Extol Park in Ark, the capital city of the Pleiades Federation.
But the race — that race was gone. And the offspring of that race's gods, dwarfed
by evolution, were mocked in the pits by drunken miners, as they clawed and
screeched and bit. And he was Lorq Von Ray. And somehow Illyrion had to have
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