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    flawed but heroic space captain on a mission that is part vengeance and part noble uest assembles a disparate crew to fly through a nova this is Samuel R Delany so that synopsis just barely scratches the surface I'm going to copy paste a post regarding this book that I just made in a group I moderate hopefully the pasted post will eventually turn out to be notes for an actual review but who knows I'm whimsica

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    “NOVA” – ueen sings – Ahhh AhhhhReading this I could not help thinking about the 1980 Mike Hodges film F

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    Nova A New Wave Grail uest space opera from the 1960sOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureNova is Samuel Chip Delany's 1968 space opera with mythicGrail uest overtones It is packed with different themes subtexts allegorical and cultural references and literary experiments and the young author just 25 years old is clearly a very ta

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    Finished a reread of Samuel R Delany's Nova for my reading group I'll post a longer review later but for nowNova is consid

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    Nova does not cease telling you how clever it is It does this with plenty of the goobledigook that can mar any narrative sci fi or not First the neologisms meant to indicate that the writer really thought through his futuristic world sensory syrynx and psychorama are among the plenty These are meant to broadcast the legi

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    Ah classic space opera futuristic setting oddball characters with oddball philosophies and ships and science well beyond what we ken Unlike a good deal of space opera Nova is not a doorstopper It is modest in length and in focus though not in

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    For those of you unfamiliar with Delany let me explain to you what it's like reading one of his novels And Delany is a clever PLUS so I think there should be way raving about him than there is I don't uite hear enoughHere's the blurb they give youThe balance of galactic power in the 31st century revolves around Illyrion the most precious energy source in the universe The varied and exotic crew who sign up with Captain L

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    Sprung from pirates reeling blind in fire I am called pirate murderer thiefKudos to Delany for writing in 1968 one of the first space opera stories with real substance and serious cultural and sociological under

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    Direct seeming in the mythic way N

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    A grizzled young captain and his ragtag crew go on the biggest and deadliest refueling trip in history Stakes entire galactic economy massive inflation should they succeed It starts out promising introduces the main characters effectively gets us to hate the bad guys properly and outlines enough of the life in the early

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Nova Author Samuel R. Delany

Ied and exotic crew who sign up with Captain Lor van Ray know their mission is dangerous and they soon learn that they are involved in a deadly race with the charismatic but vicious leader of an opposing space federation But they have no idea of Lor's secret obsession to gather Illyrion at the source by flying through the very heart of an imploding sta. Direct seeming in the mythic way Nova still belies its modest page count bursting at its seams with Delany s muscular world building prowess How could it come to an end so uickly I thought with how full it is growing And Delany s world Constructed with an innate faith in the ability of his readers to keep up or perhaps simply not caring if they do Having only read Dhalgren prior to this I wasn t sure what to expect More of the same And that I did find in certain ways How he only half sketches out some aspects in concrete terms leaving the rest to be filled out in the reader s mind with the aid of abstract impressions I like this It scratches flint for the imagination How his outsider characters interact in unexpected ways how from strangers they grow close and support each other How he seems to relish showing us a good party How his keen class consciousness pervades the text And always his imagination glittering on the page even on the yellowed pages of this old paperback It was interesting to read this in parallel with Robert Sheckley s science fiction stories Delany s worlds so intricately textured and fully alien contrast sharply with those of Sheckley whose settings evoke Earth centric roots and often read as if they are but window dressing for their creator s social commentary The two could not be farther apart in style and yet I enjoyed both just in different ways But comparisons to Sheckley aside I won t rehash the storyline of Nova here as I don t see the point If you ve read Dhalgren you should enjoy this And if you have not this would certainly be a good precursor to that fine novel

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These are at least some of the ways you can read NOVA as a fast action farflung interstellar adventure; as archetypal mysticalmythical allegory in which the Tarot and the Grail both figure prominently; as modern myth told in the S F idiom the reader observes recollects or participates in a range of personal experience including violent pain and disfigu. NOVA ueen sings Ahhh AhhhhReading this I could not help thinking about the 1980 Mike Hodges film Flash Gordon starring Max von Sydow and Sam Jones Many critics and reviewers have used the term space opera to label and describe Samuel Delaney s imaginative Hugo nominated 1968 science fiction novel and I think I will join those ranksWikipedia defines space opera as follows Space opera is a sub genre of science fiction that often emphasizes romantic often melodramatic adventure set mainly or entirely in outer space usually involving conflict between opponents possessing advanced abilities weapons and other technologyI call Nova a space opera because of the dramatic chamber like setting of a science fiction story While Delaney explains his science well and his novel contains all of the usual elements of the genre it is similar to John Ford s 1962 film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance in that all or most of the action takes place in a closed setting as if on a theater stageComparing the novel to Flash Gordon and affixing the space opera label on the work may lead some readers to assign the novel to the campy or pulpy lower ranks of sci fi mediocrity This is far from the case Delaney has crafted an adventure of far future cultural and socio economic complexity and all wound together with a refreshingly original literary talent It is readily clear that the author a green but educated 25 at the time of submission has a creative ability that generations of writers to be would give an artificial limb to possessDelaney s science is cutting edge as well and he anticipates the cyberpunk sub genre than a decade early while blending together a rich topography of classical mythological and mystical constituentsA must read for a true science fiction fan Let Sleeping Dogs Lie you can read NOVA as a fast action farflung interstellar adventure; as archetypal mysticalmythical allegory in which the Tarot and the Grail both figure prominently; as modern myth told in the S F idiom the reader observes recollects or participates in a range of personal experience including violent pain and disfigu. NOVA ueen sings Ahhh AhhhhReading this I could not help thinking about the 1980 Mike Hodges film Flash Gordon starring Max von Sydow and Sam Jones Many critics and reviewers have used the term space opera to label and describe Samuel Delaney s imaginative Hugo nominated 1968 science fiction novel and I think I will join those ranksWikipedia defines space opera as follows Space opera is a sub genre of science fiction that often emphasizes romantic often melodramatic adventure set mainly or entirely in outer space usually involving conflict between opponents possessing advanced abilities weapons and other technologyI call Nova a space opera because of the dramatic chamber like setting of a science fiction story While Delaney explains his science well and his novel contains all of the usual elements of the genre it is similar to John Ford s 1962 film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance in that all or most of the action takes place in a closed setting as if on a theater stageComparing the novel to Flash Gordon and affixing the space opera label on the work may lead some readers to assign the novel to the campy or pulpy lower ranks of sci fi mediocrity This is far from the case Delaney has crafted an adventure of far future cultural and socio economic complexity and all wound together with a refreshingly original literary talent It is readily clear that the author a green but educated 25 at the time of submission has a creative ability that generations of writers to be would give an artificial limb to possessDelaney s science is cutting edge as well and he anticipates the cyberpunk sub genre than a decade early while blending together a rich topography of classical mythological and mystical constituentsA must read for a true science fiction fan

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Rement sensory deprivation and overload man machine communion the drug experience the creative experience and inter personal relationships which include incest and assassination father son leader follower human pet and lots The balance of galactic power in the 31st century revolves around Illyrion the most precious energy source in the universe The var. Nova does not cease telling you how clever it is It does this with plenty of the goobledigook that can mar any narrative sci fi or not First the neologisms meant to indicate that the writer really thought through his futuristic world sensory syrynx and psychorama are among the plenty These are meant to broadcast the legitimacy of his imagined world and that yes he took care to note that language evolves with the times Yet the dialogue and language otherwise has timeless problems stilted exposition weirdly clunky or just plain stale talk no matter how grandiose the stage Second are assumptions about structure that are disregarded for the sake of caprice in this case ending the novel in the middle of a sentence in the most groaner y fashion possible It should not have been a surprise considering chapters begin and end in the middle of a conversation for no discernible motive other than to force a cliffhanger when one doesn t appear naturally But it was one of those non surprises that still yielded an oh come on out loud from yours truly Third is the author surrogate character the always unwelcome Katin a neurotic soapbox of half baked truths about a half baked reality Half baked truths about the current reality are unpalatable imagine hearing fallacious arguments spouted at length about the state of existence in an already intangible other world Let s see what else as a plot it s relatively paper thin It s at base a space opera as they call it And the odor of triteness that comes with the territory is pungent indeed both the antagonist and protagonists are meant to look sympathetic not because of their actions but because they are both marked by physical deformity The seeds of their rivalry germinate in a childhood traumatic event that defines the rest of their lives A man loves his rival s sister or so one thinks There s even a set of twins that finish each others sentences The protagonist and his rivals are identically maniacal The book is melodramatic not just in its template but in its weighty themesThere are ways Nova is just dangling philosophical ideas from a form as tried and true as it can get and in the meantime uses the form to speculate about a future universe This means characters relay background information to one another at length This means the writer surrogate gets to opine at length about whatever topic fits the author s whims And sometimes it does feel like it is whatever topic The various subjects covered don t cohere all that well even with the nova metaphor of a major self collapse leaving something behind to salvage and re build from Basically when the book isn t shoehorning Delaney s viewpoints into every open nook and cranny it is marching along the narrowest and thinnest of narrative arcs Moby Dick this is not I am confounded by the comparison The sad thing is those viewpoints aren t very enlightening or provocative Some just feel over confident and inapplicable There s a debate between fiction and music music being of the moment and fiction being of the past There s a flourish about how future civilizations combat the problem of worker alienation that is fairly clever but ultimately too romantic and hollow So truly Nova is an unsuccessful balancing act between high minded and unsuccessful ideas and a broad minded and unsuccessful plot romance template Sure The Brothers Karamazov was in essence a courtroom drama interspersed with Christian philosophy But it was wasn t it It was so much That mixture of form and invention leaves one with than the sum of its parts sometimes This is something fiction and music can have in common Other times it leaves one with less than Nova is one of those times Cold Case, Hot Accomplice (Men of Wolf Creek, you how clever it is It does this with plenty of the goobledigook that can mar any narrative sci fi or not First the neologisms meant to indicate that the writer really thought through his futuristic world sensory syrynx and psychorama are among the plenty These are meant to broadcast the legitimacy of his imagined world and that Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, yes he took care to note that language evolves with the times Yet the dialogue and language otherwise has timeless problems stilted exposition weirdly clunky or just plain stale talk no matter how grandiose the stage Second are assumptions about structure that are disregarded for the sake of caprice in this case ending the novel in the middle of a sentence in the most groaner Her Husbands Christmas Bargain y fashion possible It should not have been a surprise considering chapters begin and end in the middle of a conversation for no discernible motive other than to force a cliffhanger when one doesn t appear naturally But it was one of those non surprises that still The Geography of Witchcraft yielded an oh come on out loud from Hold On To Me yours truly Third is the author surrogate character the always unwelcome Katin a neurotic soapbox of half baked truths about a half baked reality Half baked truths about the current reality are unpalatable imagine hearing fallacious arguments spouted at length about the state of existence in an already intangible other world Let s see what else as a plot it s relatively paper thin It s at base a space opera as they call it And the odor of triteness that comes with the territory is pungent indeed both the antagonist and protagonists are meant to look sympathetic not because of their actions but because they are both marked by physical deformity The seeds of their rivalry germinate in a childhood traumatic event that defines the rest of their lives A man loves his rival s sister or so one thinks There s even a set of twins that finish each others sentences The protagonist and his rivals are identically maniacal The book is melodramatic not just in its template but in its weighty themesThere are ways Nova is just dangling philosophical ideas from a form as tried and true as it can get and in the meantime uses the form to speculate about a future universe This means characters relay background information to one another at length This means the writer surrogate gets to opine at length about whatever topic fits the author s whims And sometimes it does feel like it is whatever topic The various subjects covered don t cohere all that well even with the nova metaphor of a major self collapse leaving something behind to salvage and re build from Basically when the book isn t shoehorning Delaney s viewpoints into every open nook and cranny it is marching along the narrowest and thinnest of narrative arcs Moby Dick this is not I am confounded by the comparison The sad thing is those viewpoints aren t very enlightening or provocative Some just feel over confident and inapplicable There s a debate between fiction and music music being of the moment and fiction being of the past There s a flourish about how future civilizations combat the problem of worker alienation that is fairly clever but ultimately too romantic and hollow So truly Nova is an unsuccessful balancing act between high minded and unsuccessful ideas and a broad minded and unsuccessful plot romance template Sure The Brothers Karamazov was in essence a courtroom drama interspersed with Christian philosophy But it was wasn t it It was so much That mixture of form and invention leaves one with than the sum of its parts sometimes This is something fiction and music can have in common Other times it leaves one with less than Nova is one of those times

  • Paperback
  • 241
  • Nova Author Samuel R. Delany
  • Samuel R. Delany
  • English
  • 04 May 2019
  • 9780375706707

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