Nova

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Gollancz, 1968 - 224 pages
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In een poging zijn hegemonie in het bewoonde heelal te behouden, rust de erfgenaam van het fortuin van een machtige familie een expeditie uit naar een ster die nova zal worden.

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User Review  - BayardUS - LibraryThing

What marks Delany as a cut above is that he doesn't go for the most obvious approach to a subject- though the first few chapters suggest it, this isn't a science-fiction take on Moby-Dick. Sure, that ... Read full review

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

My reactions to reading this novel in 1998. Spoilers follow. After reading this novel, I can understand why, in the 1960s, Delany had the literary fame he did. Again, in its poetic language and ... Read full review

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About the author (1968)

Samuel R. Delany Jr. was born in Harlem, New York on April 1, 1942. He is a science fiction and short story writer. His first novel, The Jewels of Aptor, was published in 1962. He has written more than 20 novels and collections of short stories, memoirs, and critical essays. He has received numerous awards including the Nebula Award for best novel for Babel-17 in 1966 and The Einstein Intersection in 1967, the Nebula Award for best short story for Aye, and Gomorrah and Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones, the Hugo Award for best short story for Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones in 1970 and for his non-fiction book, The Motion of Light in Water, and the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement in Gay Literature in 1993. He is as a professor in the department of English at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.

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