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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In the case of a supernova — and there have only been two on record in our
galaxy, one in the thirteenth century in Cassiopeia, and an unnamed star in
twenty- four hundred, and neither of those could be studied up close — the blow
People, information, and ideas move over the galaxy much faster today then they
moved across the United States in 1950. The potential of understanding is
comparatively greater. You and I were born a third of a galaxy apart. Except for
"Here's another argument you can use, Prince: you're fighting not only for Draco,
but for the economic stability of the Outer Colonies as well. If I win, a third of the
galaxy moves forward and two-thirds fall behind. If you win, two-thirds of the ...
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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