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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Prince lunged. Lorq dodged for the wall. The two boys spun around each other.
The guests crowded the rail, pushed at the banister. Foxes and lizards, eagles
and insects joggled one another to see. Someone stumbled against the floodlight
"And this is why Prince Red can call us pirates?" "A couple of times Aaron Red
the first — Prince's father is the third — sent one of his more uppity nephews to
head his expeditions into the Pleiades. Three of them, I believe. They never got
"I think Prince would take you with him — if you wanted." "Tarred and feathered,"
Prince said. "Etiolated and denigrated. You've lived out your own myths. Damn
you, Lorq." Ruby stepped forward. "You!" she said to the twins. Both looked at her
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