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.
Results 1-3 of 31
"Well. Let's spit in this river and get onto the ship." The twins climbed down from
the rail. The Mouse leaned out over the hot ravine and puckered. "What are you
doing?" "Spitting into Hell3. A gypsy's got to spit three times in any river he
Samuel R. Delany. were jammed between the planks. As Lorq looked across the
pit, he saw the young couple further down. He was leaning over, trying to point
out something to her. The pitman stamped across the mash of scales and feather.
Lorq leaned against the back of the mahogany chair, waiting. "What strikes you
as the most important factor in today's society?" Lorq ventured after a moment: "
The lack of a solid cultural — ?" "Forget Causby. Forget the things that people ...
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mtbearded1 - www.librarything.com
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - quondame - LibraryThing
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