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    • Publication date:27 Feb 2014
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Nova

By Samuel R. Delany

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A stunning space opera from the HUGO and NEBULA AWARD-winning Grand Master, Samuel R. Delany.

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.

Biographical Notes

Samuel Ray 'Chip' Delany, Jr was born in Harlem in 1942, and published his first novel at the age of just 20. As author, critic and academic, his influence on the modern genre has been profound and he remains one of science fiction's most important and discussed writers. He has won the HUGO AWARD twice and the NEBULA AWARD four times, including consecutive wins for BABEL-17 and THE EINSTEIN INTERSECTION. Since January 2001 he has been a professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he is Director of the Graduate Creative Writing Program.

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  • ISBN: 9781473211919
  • Publication date: 12 Nov 2015
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Gollancz
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