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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Then he frowned. The mechanics frowned too: He was an old man. He was a
strong man. As the Mouse pulled his hand to the edge of the table, the derelict
lurched forward. Hip banged the counter. Long toes struck a chair leg: the chair ...
He frowned. "Von Ray a pirate some say," Tyy ventured. Sebastian looked up
sharply. "Von Ray great and good family is! Von Ray fine is! That why we with him
go." Tyy, more softly, her voice settling behind the gentle features: 32 draco, triton
He frowned. The frown parted with puzzled laughter. "That's all you can say?" "
Why should I bother to tell you that the workers can be relocated in spite of the
difficulty? That there will be no war because there are enough worlds and food
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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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