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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"Just what the hell" — His blaok-gloved hand struck a crystal beaker, as well as
its embossed dish, from the table — "do you think you're doing, Lorq?" The hand
came back; the dagger and the carved wooden stick clattered to the floor from the
Lorq folded his hands. "Bliss." The man's eyebrows raised under the matted hair
that fell down his forehead. "That's what I thought." His own hands came together.
"Bliss." The Mouse looked at the girl. Her skin was unnaturally shiny. Glycerin ...
His hand opened. Bright crystals were shot with internal blue light. "Heptodyne
quartz. Are you familiar with it? Mild pressure on impure glass will often produce
— I say 'mild.' That's a geologically relative term, of course." "You're threatening ...
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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