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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Lorq shook his head. "Try again." "All right. How do we get the Illyrion?" "Yes,
how we it get?" Tyy's soft voice made them look around. At the foot of the bridge,
beside Sebastian, she had been shuffling her deck of cards. She stopped when
Eunuchs? When you plug into a big machine, you call that studding; you wouldn't
believe where that expression came from. No, I don't understand why it
happened. But I do understand a little of the how." He shook his head. "Earth is a
He raised his recorder again. "Consider the archetype ... Similarly, Lewis Carroll's
friend George MacDon- ald left incomplete his Origins of the Legend of the Holy
Grail. The same with ... He shook his head at the memory. "Oh." "And not even ...
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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