by Samuel Delaney

Review by Bill Johnston

Nova by Samuel Delaney is, in my opinion better than both his award winning novels The Einstein Intersection and Babel-17. It not only has good characterization, plot, and inventiveness, but it has Delaney's wonderful style and lacks his gratuitous sex scenes.

The book is about a conflict between the sons of the most powerful businessmen in each of man's interstellar governments. One of them thinks that he has found a new and incredibly rich source of the galaxy's most rare and precious power source. The book tells of his life and the lives of several of his crew and their dangerous journey to test his theory. This book really is Delaney at his best.

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