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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The first time he heard the names Prince and Ruby Red it was at the Sao Orini
house. He was lying in the dark, screaming for light. His mother came at last,
pushed away the insect netting. (It wasn't needed because the house had sonics
But he recalled the three of them — himself, Prince, and Ruby — playing together
the next afternoon in the west garden. He showed them the place behind the
bamboo where you could climb up into the carved stone mouths. "What are those
At the reference to Prince's arm, Lorq jumped. "We are going now." But Prince
and Ruby didn't understand. "We're going," Lorq explained. "Up to Alonza's." "
Where's Alonza's?" "Is that like the places Aaron is always taking those pretty
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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