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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"What are you high on anyway?" Then she smiled. "Whatever it is, it becomes you
." "Will you go?" "No." "Why not?" Lorq poured frothing amber into tiny glasses. "
First." She handed him the glass as he placed the bottle on another passing shelf
His gloved fist hit the plate glass. The wall cracked from floor to ceiling. With
blurred and burning eyes, Lorq stalked him. Now Prince struck both fists against
the glass. Glass exploded. Fragments rang on the floor and the rock. "No!" from
So was the glass. The glass broke. Nutrient fluids splashed Lorq as he danced
back on flooded sandals. The corpse crumpled in the tank, netted in tubes and
wires. The cameras swung wildly out of focus. The hand clattered to the wet tile.
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