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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"Tarot reading is common over the Federation," Lorq said. He was sitting on the
sculpture. "Of Prince's message, your cards anything have to say?" As he turned,
his eyes flashed like jasper, like gold. "Perhaps your cards of Prince and me will ...
If somebody had told me I'd be working in the same crew, today in the thirty-
second century, with somebody who could honestly be skeptical about the Tarot,
I don't think I would have believed it. You're really from Earth?" "Yeah, I'm from
"Do you remember who told you not to believe in the Tarot?" Katin examined the
card. "It was my ..." The Mouse took the sack rim in his hands and squeezed. "
This woman. Back when I was a real little kid, five or six." "Was she a gypsy too?
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