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 hooked a dark thumb beneath the leather strap over his shoulder, got up and
started for the door. "Eh, Mouse, come on. Play something for — " The door
closed behind him. The shrunken sun lay jagged gold on the mountains.
The door dilated and they passed through. "But he knows you're here. Isn't that
what's important?" "I just arrived at the spacefield an hour and a half ago. I leave
tonight." "The message arrived about an hour and twenty-five minutes ago.
A door swung open. She staggered out. Another suddenly reached from the
darkness, caught her by the arm, slapped her twice, and yanked her back. The
door slammed on a second shriek. An old man — probably another ice-fisherman
, from ...
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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