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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The features around the ropy scar, under rust-rough hair, grinned. But it took
seconds to name the expression on the distorted mouth and brow. "All right,
which one of you wants a handhold halfway to the night's rim? Are you sand-
the Mouse called after a moment. Leo looked back. "Ashton Clark." Leo grinned,
then started again. "You know," the Mouse said to Lorq, "I'll probably never see
him again in my life. Come on, Captain." ,re we anywhere near the spacefield?
Then I asked it again: 'What am I doing here?' Then it got like a tune caught in my
head, playing through again and again. I was scared, Captain. I was excited and
happy and scared to death, and I bet I was grinning wide as I'm grinning now.
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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