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 leaving, all he had taken besides the clothes he wore was a thick silver
puzzle ring too big for any of his fingers — and the syrynx. Two and a half years
later when he left Greece, he still had the ring. He had grown one little fingernail
He came ashore with the puzzle ring, his long nail, and a gold earring in his left
ear. Sailors who crossed the equator on the Indian Ocean had been entitled to
that earring for fifteen hundred years. The steward had pierced his earlobe with
The puzzle ring fit him now. I he Mouse walked beside Hell3, his boot heel
clicking, his bare foot silent (as in another city on another world, Leo had walked).
This was his latest travel acquisition. Those who worked under free-fall in the
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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