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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Bridges arched from the rocks, crossing the crevices that cut here and there into
the mesa. The Mouse dug carefully in his ear with his little fingernail, and went
left. The young gypsy had tried to live most of his life only with eyes, ears, nose, ...
sand filled by siftings from the rock wall. Refreshments were already moving into
the room on the rotary stage. On floating glass shelves sat pale statuettes. Benin
bronzes in the hall; here were early Cycladic marbles, lucent and featureless.
His gloved fist hit the plate glass. The wall cracked from floor to ceiling. With
blurred and burning eyes, Lorq stalked him. Now Prince struck both fists against
the glass. Glass exploded. Fragments rang on the floor and the rock. "No!" from
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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