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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On shore two naked boys held hands. The dark one squinted at the sun, his face
amazed and luminous. The tow-headed one looked at their shadows on the sand
. Lorq's laughter, like multiple explosions, rolled in the commons. "Prince has ...
Lorq folded his hands. "Bliss." The man's eyebrows raised under the matted hair
that fell down his forehead. "That's what I thought." His own hands came together.
"Bliss." The Mouse looked at the girl. Her skin was unnaturally shiny. Glycerin ...
The fingers seized Ruby's hand. "No, Ruby! Stop him! Don't let him kill us!" "You'
re in liquid, Prince, so you'll see them afire before you go. Ruby, the places where
you're already burned won't be able to sweat. So you'll die first. He'll be able to ...
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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