The balance of galactic power in the 31st century revolves around Illyrion, the most precious energy source in the universe. The varied and exotic crew who sign up with Captain Lorq van Ray know their mission is dangerous, and they soon learn that they are involved in a deadly race with the charismatic but vicious leader of an opposing space federation. 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.
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Review: NovaUser Review - Noah Lyons - Goodreads
[For plot summary, consult other reviews] This nova/novel pops, flashes, and lingers, just as the light of dead stars remain in the night sky. I generally avoid the 'space opera' subset of SF, but ... Read full review
Review: NovaUser Review - Daniella Olivaw - Goodreads
Last time I went to the library, I was set on choosing a book at random, guided solely by my desire to step out of my comfort zone. That book became Samuel R. Delany's space opera, Nova. Published in ... Read full review