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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"It seems a freighter got lost in a tidal drift and noticed something funny about the
spectral lines of some star a couple of solars away. Stars are mostly hydrogen,
yeah, but there was a big buildup of heavy materials in the gases on the surface;
"He was in the crew of a ship that was bringing supplies to one of the Alkane
Institute's study stations when the star blew." The Mouse glanced back at Tyy and
Sebastian, who listened from the steps at the end of the ramp. Tyy was shuffling
"Don't go chattering to the stars if you're going to do it with your eyes closed."
Ruefully the two cyborg studs turned their attention back to the night. The Mouse
was pensive. Katin was belligerent. "There's a star coming up bright and hot. It's
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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