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 starship had seven vanes of energy acting somewhat like sails. Six
projectors controlled by computers sweep the vanes across the night. And each
cyborg stud controls a computer. The captain controls the seventh. The vanes of
"Pull in the side vanes." The Mouse pulled in. "We're hitting the steady stream.
Side vanes in completely. Lynceos and Idas, stay on your vanes and take the first
watch. The rest of you can break out for a while." Lorq's voice boomed over the ...
You and Mouse stay tied up. The rest of you puppets cut strings." Vanes deflated
and folded till each was a single pencil of light. And the light turned off. "Oh,
Captain Von Ray, something — " " — something we meant to ask you — " " —
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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