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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"But to tell you — " he walked to the wall and gazed out across the city — "I have
to tell you some history. And not what you learned at Causby." It was high
summer on Ark. Wind tossed salmon clouds about the sky beyond the glass walls
I dismissed my whole crew with instructions to tell as many people as they could
all they knew. I let that madman stagger around the port babbling till Hell3
swallowed him. I waited. And I waited till what I was waiting for came. Then I
picked you ...
If they can tell me a set of galactic coordinates, fine. Otherwise, I have no time for
them." "Your mother was from Earth and always harbored the Earth- man's vague
distrust of mysticism, even though she admitted its efficacy intellectually. I hope ...
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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