Author(s): Samuel R Delany

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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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"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"

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  • : 9780375706707
  • : Vintage Books USA
  • : Vintage Books USA
  • : June 2002
  • : 204mm X 132mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Samuel R Delany
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 813.54
  • : 256