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 nodded deeply. "They might." "Katin, what is Illyrion? I used to ask, at
Cooper, but they told me it was too complicated for me to understand." "Told me
the same thing at Harvard," Katin said. "Psycho- physics 74 and 75. / went to the
"Who told you you could bring those children up here!" Lorq looked around for
Tavo. Tavo was not there. Aaron Red came up behind his father. "I told you we
should have left somebody with them. Your baby-sitters are so old-fashioned out
"Do you remember who told you not to believe in the Tarot?" Katin examined the
card. "It was my ..." The Mouse took the sack rim in his hands and squeezed. "
This woman. Back when I was a real little kid, five or six." "Was she a gypsy too?
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