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Gollancz, 2001 - Science fiction - 224 pages
19 Reviews
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: Nova

User 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: Nova

User 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

About the author (2001)

SALES POINTS* #37 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written* 'Bizarre and imaginative' Sunday Times* 'Samuel R. Delany, as of this book, is the best science fiction writer in the world' Algis Budrys * 'Delany at his peak -- all flash and filigree, a master of movement and excitement' Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels* 'Not only one of the most important SF writers(but a fascinating writer in general who has invented a new style' Umberto Eco

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