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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Down came a saber-toothed panther's head for Cecil; an eagle for Edgar, with
iridescent feathers; Jose's dark hair disappeared under a lizard's head. A lion for
Dan (who had come protesting at everyone's insistence, though they had
Someone took the transparent vinyl shoulder, led her away. Music from a dozen
epochs clashed across the island. Lorq's head rocked by the dark water. The
river sucked his arm. Then a lion climbed the wall, dropped barefoot to the 86
"Whenever I'm by myself, I do it all the — " and dropped his dark head to examine
his knuckles. "It's pretty fair of him to let us all have this time off and fly the ship
with Lynceos," Katin said. "Yeah," said Idas. "I guess if — " and turned his hands ...
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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