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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Unemployed and despondent, he had bummed in most of them, playing for board
, sleeping in the corner of somebody's room when he was pulled in to entertain at
an all-night party. That wasn't what his certificate said he should be doing.
Scales, burnished under the dawn, bled the mists scarfing the plateau: the
Serpent, animated and mechanical, symbol of this whole sequined sector of night
, writhed on his post. As the crew stepped onto the moving roadway, an oblate
They descended into the City of Dreadful Night. Halfway down, the Mouse began
to walk backwards up the escalator. "It's . . . it's, not Earth." "Huh?" Katin glided by,
saw the Mouse, and began backtracking himself. "Look at it all down there, ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - quondame - LibraryThing
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