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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His voice sounded like wool with sand, grinding. "Pontichos Provechi." Dan's face
twisted. "Your name is . . . What did you say? It's shaking my head apart. There's
a choir crouched in my ears, shouting down into my skull twenty-six hours a day ...
once the ship took off, he would touch none of them, but control the vane directly
with the nervous impulses from his body. "I always feel like I'm getting ready for
the Big Return," Katin's voice sounded in his ear. In their cubicles throughout the
A girl's voice tumbled into the cabin: ". . . Oh, there! Look, do you think that's them
? Prince! Prince, darling, have you come to rescue us? We're hanging here by
our little frozen nubs and just miserable. Prince . . . ?" There was music behind
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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