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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It had insets of black plastic, and was cushioned with plush. Leo turned it. The
clouds had torn even further. Sunlight ran the polished grain, flashed in the steel.
At the table the workmen tapped their coins, then squinted. Leo nodded to them.
He nodded at Lorq. "Just wanted to remind you to come on back when you want
some more. So long, beautiful." "See you around, ugly." Lorq pushed the door. In
the cool night, he paused at the top of the steps, bent his head over his cupped ...
Prince nodded. "Now, demolish me with your logic." "I must survive." Prince
waited. He frowned. The frown parted with puzzled laughter. "That's all you can
say?" "Why should I bother to tell you that the workers can be relocated in spite of
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