Author(s): Samuel R Delany
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.
"One of the most complete and fully realized pictures of an interstellar society that I have ever read." --"Science Fiction Times"
"As of this book [Samuel R. Delany] is the best science-fiction writer in the world." --Galaxy
"A fast-action farflung interstellar adventure; [an] archetypal mystical/mythical allegory; [a] modern myth told in the S-F idiomEand lots more." --"Fantasy and Science Fiction"