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The Light Years

(2020)
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The captain of a family-owned starship arranges a marriage for her son in hopes of achieving faster-than-light travel and maybe, just maybe, marital bliss.

Before Hisako Saski is even born, her parents make a deal on her behalf. In exchange for a first-class education and a boost out of poverty, Hisako will marry Adem Sadiq, a maintenance engineer and self-styled musician who works the trade lanes aboard his family's sub-light starship, the Hajj

Hisako is not happy when she finds out about the plan. She has little interest in the broken branch of physics the deal requires her to study, and is not keen on the idea of giving up her home and everything she knows to marry a stranger. 

Sparks fly when Adem and Hisako meet, but their personal issues are overshadowed by the discovery of long-held secrets and a chance at faster-than-light travel.

File Under: Science Fiction [ E=mc2 | Happy wife, Happy life | Marital Bliss | Light Years Away ]

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"The Light Years is a thought-provoking debut from a skilled writer." - E C Ambrose

"Laced with politics, science, history, poetry, music, greed, hope, and a little Johnny Cash, this character-rich space opera has a well-developed and believable plot that kept me reading from the opening line to the surprising and satisfying end." - Kelly Stone Gamble

"The Light Years is one of best novels about the psychological challenges of relativity I’ve ever read. This is what science fiction was invented for!" - James Patrick Kelly

"Love in the time of relativity. Greene paints a picture of the social complexities of the lightspeed era, with realistic characters navigating interstellar intrigue." - Dan Moren


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Paperback Editions

February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Light Years
Author(s): R W W Greene
ISBN: 0-85766-836-6 / 978-0-85766-836-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot
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February 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Light Years
Author(s): R W W Greene
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
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February 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Light Years
Author(s): R W W Greene
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
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February 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Light Years
Author(s): R W W Greene
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Light Years
Author(s): R W W Greene
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Light Years
Author(s): R W W Greene
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Light Years
Author(s): R W W Greene
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon UK