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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 driving the thirty-second 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, including a gypsy musician and a moon-obsessed scholar interested in the ancient art of writing a novel. What the crew doesn't know 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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“One of the most complete and fully realized pictures of an interstellar society that I have ever read.” --Science Fiction Times
“As of this book [Samuel R. Delany] is the best science-fiction writer in the world.” --Galaxy
“A fast-action farflung interstellar adventure; [an] archetypal mystical/mythical allegory; [a] modern myth told in the S-F idiomÉand lots more.” --Fantasy and Science Fiction
Samuel R. Delany, winner of multiple Nebula and Hugo awards, is an acclaimed writer of speculative fiction. He is the author of numerous works of science fiction, including Dhalgren and The Mad Man, as well as the bestselling nonfiction study Times Square Red, Times Square Blue. The Lambda Book Report placed him among the fifty most significant shapers of our concept of gayness in the past hundred years. For his lifetime contribution to lesbian and gay literature, Delany has also received the Bill Whitehead Award.
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Book Description Bantam Books. Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0553136100I5N00
Book Description Condition: Fair. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: First ] Publisher: Bantam Pub Date: 5/1/1969 Binding: Paperback Pages: 215 First edition. Seller Inventory # 5994970
Book Description Bantam Books, New York , N.Y. USA, 1979. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Collectible w/Original Cover. Pages are tight and clean with yellowing due to age. Very nice conditon. The balance of galactic power in the 31st century revolves around Illyrion, the most precious energy source in the universe. Captain Lorq van Ray's varied and exotic crew know their mission is dangerous, but they have no idea of Lorq's secret obsession: to gather Illyrion at source by flying through the very heart of an imploding star. Book. Seller Inventory # 002108