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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"But to tell you" — he walked to the wall and gazed out across the city — "I have
to tell you some history. And not what you learned at Causby." It was high
summer on Ark. Wind tossed salmon clouds about the sky beyond the glass walls
After a while he sat against the rough walL He counted waves. When the number
got to four figures, he stopped. The polar sun circled the horizon; less gilt, more
blue. When he saw the net, his hands slid his thighs, stopped on the bone knots ...
the ends of corridors, reflected around corners, or shifting through a translucent
wall, veined like violet jade, or panes of black-shot amber. Even under: a section
of the floor was transparent and they could see lights coming on in rooms stories
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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