A review by dan1066
Nova, by Samuel R. Delany
Captain Von Ray is on some kind of holy quest for some kind of holy grail inside the heart of a nova. He puts together a rag-tag team who overcome their individual weaknesses to help him. This is essentially a space opera. There really isn't any real "science speculation" here, just characters and action. This book is Delany's definitive space opera and is a real hoot. He leaves off the long descriptive passages and deep character analysis. There's plenty of action--even a shoot 'em up at a high falutin' dinner. A lot of people point to his award winning [b:The Einstein Intersection|145354|The Einstein Intersection|Samuel R. Delany|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1328795577l/145354._SY75_.jpg|2006203] as his great early work, but Nova is hard to put down and a definite joy to read.