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'd been breathing naturally, but on this inhalation, he just didn't stop. He
opened his mouth to the odors, prolonging the breath till his diaphragm stretched
sharply from the bottom of his ribs. Then pain arched beneath his sternum and he
He came with blasted pride, fury compelled by bewilderment, with dense
humiliation breaking his breath against his ribs as he fought below the fantastic
spectators. He struck again, not knowing where. Prince's prosthetic arm swung
In the cool night, he paused at the top of the steps, bent his head over his cupped
hands and breathed deeply. "Here you go, Mouse." He held his hands out. "Have
a whiff on me." "What am I supposed to do?" "Take a deep breath, hold it for a ...
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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