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Delany, Samuel R.
book-date: 1968
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Gregg Press
Hardcover, Ex-Library

Good+ or better

1/8" lean; first page (right endpaper) shows glue traces where pocket was removed (see last scan.) Library stamp on title page and top page block; no writing - but page blocks at top/bottom have picked up some dirt, and some of the middle pages of side page block show a hint of waviness [very subtle with no stain-traces or marks - just describing it comes close to over-emphasizing a minor flaw.] Light wear to spine-ends, and corners of book. This has been read several times (some obvious wear) - but is far from worn out. Issued from publisher without a dustjacket. The library had taped a plastic DJ protector to the book which took most of any wear and has been discarded (but there are glue remnants on endpapers front & back - see last scan.)

Photo-reprint of 1969 Bantam paperback (Doubleday hardcover was 1968, but the stated first printing contained a number of innacuracies/typos.) No printed price.

Nova - With elements of the Prometheus and Grail stories, Nova tells the story of Lorq von Ray, in his quest to haul 7 tons of precious Illyrion from the core of an imploding sun. With it, he could gain control of the Draco stellar complex, ruled by Prince and Ruby Red - who had branded Lorq'a face with the grotesque, ragged scar that symbolized his hate. Drawn into his quest are Mouse, young gypsy and player of the sensory syrinx; Katin the tall, a scholar who wanted to restore cultural solidity to their society; Idas and Lynceos, the twins from the outer colonies (one black, one albino); Tyy and Sebastian, and their 6 eerie pets.

Nova was a Hugo nominee for 1969, and makes my personal "top 100" list of SF - strongly recommended.

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