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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Glancing down the list of artists, Katin was chagrined to discover he recognized
only two names. "I wanted you with me because I needed to talk to somebody
who can understand what's involved." Katin, surprised, looked up. "My sun — my
But whatever the rules are, handsome Captain — " contempt resonated now — "
we too have been bred to play." "Ruby, I want to talk to you . . ." Lorq's voice
faltered. "And Prince. In person." "I'm not sure if Prince wants to talk to you. The
He wants to talk to you." "He wasn't fooling us about ships going into a nova and
coming out the other side?" They started toward the door. Outside they walked
down a corridor with a glass wall that looked across broken moon. Katin had lost
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