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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"You're Ruby Red." He took her shoulders and pulled her forward. For a moment
her blue eyes beat. "And you take all this nonsense that little people say seriously
?" "Lorq, you'd better — " "I'm Lorq Von Ray! And you're Ruby, Ruby, Ruby Red ...
He pulled himself up another step as the shape flapped free. Links crashed
heavy on his leg; pulled from his leg; dragged down the steps; vanished. Lorq sat
up and forced himself to follow the thing's flight between the stones. It cleared the
He leaned against the stone wall, then quickly pulled away. Drops of water ran
the cold rock. The Mouse rubbed his shoulder and looked back at the captain. "
We'll wait for it." The man nodded. After a moment he said to the Mouse, "What do
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