Nova by Samuel R. Delany

"Nova" is a science fiction novel set in a distant future where humanity has colonized different planets. The story follows a young spaceship captain named Lorq Von Ray, who embarks on a dangerous mission to retrieve a rare substance called Illyrion from the heart of a dying star. Along the way, Lorq faces personal challenges, encounters rivalries, and navigates complex relationships, all while exploring themes of identity, power, and the nature of humanity.

The 5422nd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 75

Since this book was first published in 1968, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 75.0.

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