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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He clutched the sack to his belly, jumped over a carton of meerschaum pipes that
had broken open, spilling across the dusty stone, passed under another arch,
and for twenty meters darted through the crowds roaming the Golden Alley,
Samuel R. Delany. Sebastian moved to take her hand from the captain's. "Again, I
you thank." In the corridor to the Roc's bridge, projected stars drifted on the black
wall. Against the blue one, the Mouse sat cross-legged on the floor, sack in lap.
The Mouse tucked his sack behind him. "Come on, Leo. Where is the captain,
Katin?" Katin and Leo exchanged the look of unintroduced adults put in league
by youth's enthusiasms. "Well? Come on!" Leo stood up and followed the Mouse
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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