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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The Mouse's glass tumbled, smashed on the stone. "You tell me!" He shook the
table again. The bartender was coming over. Dan stood, overturning his chair,
and rubbed his knuckles on his eyes. He took two staggering steps through the ...
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,
On the stone tongue, Ruby was saying to her brother, "I don't think you should do
that." "Why not?" said Prince. Lorq looked back at the brother and sister. Prince
had picked up a stone from the floor of the dragon's mouth in his mechanical ...
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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