Nova

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Gregg Press, 1969 - Fiction - 215 pages
24 Reviews

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.

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User Review  - Pete - Goodreads

Nova was, I think, the Delany reading experience I had been hoping for while reading eight of his other books. It features a mix of compelling main characters, rich settings and interesting ideas ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mitchell - Goodreads

This novel might be off-putting to readers of current SF or fantasy novels. Its approach to prose and plot is very different from contemporary works, and I note that SF novels of the 50s and 60s often ... Read full review

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About the author (1969)

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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