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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"You ... do you read the cards?" Katin tried to keep his face from freezing. She
nodded. "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 ...
So this woman you lived with when you were a child, she read Tarot cards, but
she still insisted they were false?" "Yeah." The Mouse let go of the sack. "Only ..."
"Only what?" Katin asked when the Mouse did not go on. "Only, there was one ...
But occasionally, as on the Roc during Tyy's Tarot reading, or during the
interviews with Katin and the captain afterwards, he was forced to accept that
what had happened in his past affected present action. Then a time of
introspection followed ...
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