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Captain Lorq van Ray collects a crew of oddballs as mates on his space ship. His plan, find a Nova and collect 7 tons of illyrion, the power source for space drives. Among those going on his next voyage are a gypsy boy named Mouse whose chief skill is to play the sensory-syrynx, Katin a novelist, Tyy the tarot expert, Sebastian with his 6 pets, the twins -- one albino and one black named Lynceos and Ida. When his former crew member Dan, who is blinded an...