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 reached around to the small of his back beneath his vest, and felt for the
socket. It had been grafted onto the base of his spinal cord back at Cooper. He
picked up the first reflex cable that looped across the floor to disappear into the ...
The oval socket was almost lost between the double tendon along^his wrist. The
Mouse fingered the socket on his own arm. The plastic inset was a quarter the
width of his wrist: both sockets were the same size. The captain laid the Three of
I started thinking, you know: a plug is a plug and a socket is a socket, and if I'm on
one end, it shouldn't make too much difference to me if there's a starship vane,
aqualat net, or an ore cutter on the other. I think I might go out there for a time.
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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