Science fiction master Delany's novel is the story of Lorq von Ray, an intrepid spaceship captain determined to travel through the core of a recently imploded sun. Wise, witty, and whirlingly paced, this tale is the highest order of speculative fiction as it casts a new light on some of humanity's oldest truths and most enduring myths.Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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The shrunken sun lay jagged gold on the mountains. Neptune, huge in the sky,
dropped mottled light on the plain. The star-ships hulked in the repair pits half a
mile away. The Mouse started down the strip of bars, cheap hotels, and eating ...
"Sorry—" The man's vest bore the gold disk of an officer. "Guess I wasn't looking
— " A lot of muscles in the forehead shifted. The back of the jaw got thicker.
Sound started behind the face, spilled. It was laughter, full and contemptuous.
Why isn't there any music — " "Cecil, do you have any more of that gold powder?"
"We're above the ionosphere, stupid, and electromagnetic waves aren't reflected
any more. Besides, we're moving too — " Che-ong turned to them all.
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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