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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He turned to her — — head of a bird of paradise, blue feathers about red foil eyes
, red beak, red rippling comb — — as she pulled away from the group to sway
against the low wall. The breeze shook the panels of her dress so that they
Lorq said. "Prince's eyes are blue." Tyy nodded. "Her too I see." "That's Ruby." "
The cards mostly swords and pentacles are. Much money I see. Also much
struggle about and around it there is." "With seven tons of Illyrion?" the Mouse
The polar sun circled the horizon; less gold, more blue. In the fog before Lorq,
figures formed and faded: Aaron Red; Dana; his father. Then ... a stocky,
bumptious youngster in a new vest, ready for a party; a rangy Australian cynical
toward all ...
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