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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"Captain Von Ray?" "Grandpa, I suspect. It was donated to the school in honor of
the thirtieth anniversary of the grant of sovereignty to the Pleiades Federation by
the Draco Courts." "Von Ray is from out in the Pleiades? He don't talk like he is.
"I think he should have — " "Do you know why the Pleiades Federation is a
political entity separate from Draco? Do you know why the Outer Colonies will
soon be a separate political entity from either Draco or the Pleiades?" Lorq
looked at his ...
"Knock everything out from under the Von Rays, and ultimately, the whole
Pleiades Federation. We have a long way to fall. The only way we can survive is
to kill them first; and the only way we can do that is to figure out a way to get
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