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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Perched on the railing, the Mouse looked between the images, implosions on
bright implosion, and at his own brown fingers leaping on the frets, as light from
the machine flowed on the backs of his hands. And his fingers fell. Images
He pushed forward in the chair, his fingers twitching to shape, as on a syrynx, the
bladed nose, the wells of blue. Katin's eyes widened. His sandal heels grabbed
the carpet as involuntarily he pushed away. "I don't know what you think you're ...
The fingers arched and the little nail bit Katin's arm. " — reversed." The fingers
relaxed; Katin looked back at Tyy. "Here place." The upside-down Devil went
below the Wands. "And choose." "The Queen of Swords. This final card here
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