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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acclaim for samuel r. delany's it O V 3 "[Nova] reads like Moby-Dick at a strobe-
light show!" — Roger Sale, Time magazine "Here are (at least some of) the ways
you can read Nova: As fast- action far-flung interstellar adventure; as archetypal ...
"Somewhere out there," Von Ray said, "is a nova." Fear? The Mouse for one
moment searched for stars and found Dan's ruined eye. And Katin spun
backward across the pits of many moons, his eyes bulged beneath the faceplate
When they finally got themselves found, they reported the condition of the star to
the cartographic society of the Alkane, who took a guess at what it was — the
buildup of a nova. Because the makeup of a star doesn't change in a ...
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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