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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Lorq turned the frequency of the scanner higher on the ion-coupler. "Point two-
five down, ... "If you two don't want to come," Lorq said, looking around the field, "
we'll stop off for something to eat, and then you can stay here." "I . . . well, sort of ...
Lorq looked down from the ceiling. Dan sat forward on the green bench, knobby
elbows on his knees. His hands wrapped the mug. "You did?" "Yeah." Dan
glanced at his shoulder where the broken lace on his vest was clumsily knotted.
The Mouse looked up at, and Lorq looked down at the patrolman. Lorq narrowed
his eyes and opened his hands. The patrolman decided to ignore the Mouse and
looked at Lorq. "Oh." He moved his lower lip over his upper teeth. "Something ...
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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