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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"Yeah." Dan glanced at his shoulder where the broken lace on his vest was
clumsily knotted. "We fell in, and we got out." Puzzlement surfaced on Lorq's face.
"Hey, Captain! You look fierce, don't you!" Five times now Lorq had passed his
I haven't got the voice to sing or shout it. But I play my harp, don't I? And what am I
doing now, Captain? Climbing another street of stone steps worlds away, dawn
then, night now, happy and scared as the devil. What am I doing here? Yeah!
"Yeah," the Mouse said. "Only eight hundred years. Not all gypsies are traitors
like me." But he laughed into the winds. "The Ashton Clark system has only had
one serious drawback that I can see. And it's taken it a long time to materialize.
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