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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Katin strolled up the hall, hands behind his back. "What the hell's wrong with you
?" he inquired amicably. The Mouse looked up, and let his eyes catch a star
emerging from Katin's ear. "You certainly like to make things complicated for
Work as mankind knew it up until Clark and Souquet was a very different thing
from today, Mouse. A man might go to an office and run a computer that would
correlate great masses of figures that came from sales reports on how well, let's
where you've been, what you've done, the things you've seen, and the things you'
ve shown other people. There's my social significance, my historical sweep, the
spark among the links that illuminates the breadth of the net — " "Katin, you're ...
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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