• “[Nova] reads like Moby-Dick at a strobe-light show!” —Time

  • “Samuel R. Delany, right now, as of this book, Nova, not as of some future book or some accumulated body of work, is the best science-fiction writer in the world, at a time when competition for that status is intense. I don’t see how a science fiction writer can do more than wring your heart while telling you how it works. No writer can.” —Galaxy Magazine

  • “A fast-action farflung interstellar adventure . . . and lots more.” —The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

  • “One of the most complete and fully realized pictures of an interstellar society that I have ever read.” —Norman Spinrad