The Light Years

Tells of the relationships between three generations of various Cazalet households in England beginning in 1937.

Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671527932

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 687

In 1937, the coming war is only a distant cloud on Britain's horizon. As the Cazalet households prepare for their summer pilgrimage to the family estate in Sussex, readers meet Edward, in love with but by no means faithful to his wife Villy; Hugh, wounded in the Great War; Rupert, who worships his lovely child-bride Zoe; and Rachel, the spinster sister.

The Light Years

A long-lost battleship and an arranged marriage may hold the key to faster-than-light travel and humanity’s future in R.W.W. Greene’s debut The Light Years Hisako Saski was born with her life already mapped out.

Author: R.W.W. Greene

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 0857668390

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 812

A long-lost battleship and an arranged marriage may hold the key to faster-than-light travel and humanity’s future in R.W.W. Greene’s debut The Light Years Hisako Saski was born with her life already mapped out. In exchange for an education, better housing for her family, and a boost out of poverty, she’s been contracted into an arranged marriage to Adem Sadiq, a maintenance engineer and amateur musician who works and lives aboard his family's sub-light freighter, the Hajj. Hisako is not happy with the deal. The arcane branch of physics it requires her to study broke off a thousand years before, and she is not keen on the idea of giving up everything she knows to marry a stranger and move onto an aging spaceship. Onboard the Hajj, Hisako soon learns her dilemmas are overshadowed by the discovery of ancient secrets, a derelict warship, and a chance at giving the survivors of Earth a fresh start. File Under: Science Fiction [ E=mc2 | Happy wife, Happy life | Marital Bliss | Light Years Away ]

The Light Years

This is a riveting, heart-stopping journey of discovery and reconciliation, as Rush faces his lost childhood and, finally, himself.

Author: Chris Rush

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374719462

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 712

Lambda Literary Award Finalist | A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Named a best book of 2019 by Parade The Light Years is a joyous and defiant coming-of-age memoir set during one of the most turbulent times in American history "This stunningly beautiful, original memoir is driven by a search for the divine, a quest that leads Rush into some dangerous places . . . The Light Years is funny, harrowing, and deeply tender." —Kate Tuttle, The L.A. Times "Rush is a fantastically vivid writer, whether he’s remembering a New Jersey of 'meatballs and Windex and hairspray' or the dappled, dangerous beauty of Northern California, where 'rock stars lurked like lemurs in the trees.' Read if you loved... Just Kids by Patti Smith." —Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly “As mythic and wild with love, possibility, and danger as the decades it spans, you’ll read The Light Years with your breath held. Brutal, buoyant and wise to the tender terror of growing up, Chris Rush has written a timeless memoir of boyhood in the American wilderness.” —Emma Cline, author of The Girls Chris Rush was born into a prosperous, fiercely Roman Catholic, New Jersey family. But underneath the gleaming mid-century house, the flawless hostess mom, and the thriving businessman dad ran an unspoken tension that, amid the upheaval of the late 1960s, was destined to fracture their precarious facade. His older sister Donna introduces him to the charismatic Valentine, who places a tab of acid on twelve-year-old Rush’s tongue, proclaiming: “This is sacrament. You are one of us now.” After an unceremonious ejection from an experimental art school, Rush heads to Tucson to make a major drug purchase and, still barely a teenager, disappears into the nascent American counterculture. Stitching together a ragged assemblage of lowlifes, prophets, and fellow wanderers, he seeks kinship in the communes of the west. His adolescence is spent looking for knowledge, for the divine, for home. Given what Rush confronts on his travels—from ordinary heartbreak to unimaginable violence—it is a miracle he is still alive. The Light Years is a prayer for vanished friends, an odyssey signposted with broken and extraordinary people. It transcends one boy’s story to perfectly illustrate the slow slide from the optimism of the 1960s into the darker and more sinister 1970s. This is a riveting, heart-stopping journey of discovery and reconciliation, as Rush faces his lost childhood and, finally, himself.

The Light Years Beneath My Feet

After receiving Bachelor's and Master's degrees at UCLA, he spent two years as
a copywriter for a small Studio City, California PR firm. His writing career began
in 1968 when August Derleth bought a long Lovecraftian letter of Foster's in 1968
 ...

Author: Alan Dean Foster

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575131829

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 958

Abducted by aliens to be sold as pets in a more civilized part of the galaxy, earthlings Marcus Walker and a scruffy dog named George (speech-enhanced to increase his market value) have managed to escape their captors. Walker loves being humankind's first galactic traveller - until he remembers he hasn't a clue where his home is or how to get there. So the erstwhile commodities broker becomes a chef, whipping up delicacies for demanding alien palates. Of course he never imagined that the way back to Chicago would involve swapping his easy-living adopted planet for an all-out, age-old war many parsecs away. But hey, it's all for a good cause, h has George and their two fellow escapees for company, and what else is there to do, besides avoid nasty aliens? Plenty, it turns out.

Light Years

measurements of light's speed would be made until 1983 when, bizarrely, it
ceased to be possible to make a measurement. Light's speed would never need
to be checked again. While Rømer's measurements were improved on, there was
 ...

Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230553866

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 300

View: 496

This is the story of the greatest puzzle in our universe: what is light? Light Years is an engaging survey of everything we know of the universe's most enigmatic phenomenon and the remarkable people who have been captivated by it. Light Years looks over the shoulders of the great revolutionaries of light theory--Bacon, Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell and Feynman--and traces the evolution of light-driven devices from the camera to the laser. In this revised edition, leading popular science author Brian Clegg reveals how twenty-first century scientists have achieved the seemingly impossible in bringing light to a halt, and used the quantum properties of entangled light to produce unbreakable encryption and unbelievable computers. He explains the mind-bending advances that put light at the heart of all matter and which could finally make time travel possible.

The Light Years

The Light Years is an epic, intimate tale of two families struggling to meet their future, and a spectacular tribute to man's indomitable spirit of invention.

Author: Hannah Bos

Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780573706516

Category: Drama

Page: 82

View: 168

Behold the Spectatorium: an audacious, visionary 12,000-seat theater designed for the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 by Steele MacKaye, the now-forgotten theatrical impresario around whom this haunted, forty-year love story spins. The Light Years is an epic, intimate tale of two families struggling to meet their future, and a spectacular tribute to man's indomitable spirit of invention.

Light Years

This exquisite, resonant novel by PEN/Faulkner winner James Salter is a brilliant portrait of a marriage by a contemporary American master.

Author: James Salter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307781720

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 757

This exquisite, resonant novel by PEN/Faulkner winner James Salter is a brilliant portrait of a marriage by a contemporary American master. It is the story of Nedra and Viri, whose favored life is centered around dinners, ingenious games with their children, enviable friends, and near-perfect days passed skating on a frozen river or sunning on the beach. But even as he lingers over the surface of their marriage, Salter lets us see the fine cracks that are spreading through it, flaws that will eventually mar the lovely picture beyond repair. Seductive, witty, and elegantly nuanced, Light Years is a classic novel of an entire generation that discovered the limits of its own happiness—and then felt compelled to destroy it.

Light Years Of Fear

Do you show them and their people a new life form that they need not fear, or do
you show them that even after all these years you cannot change?" Though
offended by criticism so obviously directed at himself and his colleagues, Febid
did ...

Author: Noel Carroll

Publisher: Allen-Ayers Books

ISBN: 1310766681

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 650

All angles of man's first-ever voyage to Mars are being examined with as much attention to detail as our most brilliant minds can conceive. That is, all angles except one. Humanity's first voyage to Mars is interrupted a fraction of the way there as the ship unexpectedly accelerates to the speed of light then vanishes. NASA, the President and everyone on Earth with access to a radio or television set is left to wonder why. A year later, they are still wondering. When finally the answer comes, it brings with it, not only shock and uncertainty, but a new definition of humanity. “Yesterday we were three superbly trained astronauts, confident that we could shepherd an experimental spacecraft 135 million miles across the vacuum of space. Today we are helpless victims of a fate whose cause we have little hope of understanding.” -- Eliot Manning, MD, Mission Specialist-Mars Voyager Icarus is keeping a diary, even as he has little expectation that it will ever be read. The spaceship he rides is out of control and heading for the stars.

Three Light Years

Evenings when it had rained, evenings when it couldn't make up its mind to rain,
oppressive evenings, the sky stainless steel, heat you could cut with a knife, a
fresh breeze like an unexpected gift, the light impervious. On the balcony he often
 ...

Author: Andrea Canobbio

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857054163

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 916

Cecilia and Claudio are doctors are the same hospital. They eat lunch together almost every day; they talk, sometimes even share secrets. Each is enmeshed in a complicated, painful relationship that has technically ended but isn't really over: she is newly separated, with two small children; he's stuck in the apartment building where he grew up, where his senile mother, not to mention his ex-wife and her new family, all still live. Cecilia and Claudio are attracted to each other: magnetically, powerfully. But life has taught them to treat that attraction with suspicion. Then a chance encounter between Claudio and Cecilia's sister, Silvia, shifts the precarious balance of the relationship between the two colleagues. Claudio begins to recognize the damage caused by his wary stance toward everything around him. He has hidden a hunger for life and experience beneath a veneer of apathy, a mask that also conceals a deep well of anguish. And just when Cecilia comes to the realization that she loves Claudio and is ready to commit to a genuine relationship, fate steps in once again.

Supernova

Author: Kass Morgan

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781473663428

Category: Fiction

Page: 359

View: 286

Kass Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of The 100, once again delivers pulse-pounding action and glittering romance in this thrilling sequel to Light Years. Tensions are rising between the Quatrans and the Specters, and the Quatra Fleet is gearing up for an epic fight. With a galaxy on the brink of war and loyalties divided, the friendship of four cadets will be tested. Orelia has been arrested for espionage, and her future is looking bleak . . . until the Quatrans make her a surprising offer that could save her life--and the lives of everyone in the galaxy. Reeling from his breakup, Arran finds comfort in a sympathetic boy from Loos, someone who understands how hard it can be to fit in. But is it enough for Arran to forget his heartbreak? Cormak's position at the Academy is finally secure. But when someone discovers his treasonous secret, it jeopardizes everything he's fought for, including his relationship with the person he cares about most. And Vesper is ready to become a superstar officer . . . until she uncovers a conspiracy that shakes her faith in the Quatra Fleet to its core. As secret machinations come to light, these cadets will be forced to overcome their differences and band together to restore peace to their worlds. Praise for Kass Morgan's THE 100 series: 'Fans of The Hunger Games will love this book' - Sun 'Fantastic teen romance . . . packed with powerful and empowered characters' - Starburst Magazine 'I was practically glued to the pages' - City of Books 'Fast-paced and engaging . . . There are multiple fascinating issues that appear to have arisen in this post-apocalyptic society' - The Book Bag 'I enjoyed every minute of it . . . I loved the world Morgan created, and the pacing was spot on' - Somewhere Between the Pages

Five Light Years to the Firesnake

When her boyfriend breaks her heart, all she wants to do is escape her planet to start a new life elsewhere. Her only option is to travel five light-years to the planet Kuanja, to teach in its poorest geographical area, the Firesnake.

Author: Rayner Ye

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781699385180

Category:

Page: 184

View: 141

An adult space fantasy series set within the seven solar systems of The Plan8 Alliance, where shape-shifting and time travel converges in a fight against interstellar slavery. ***Aedre's mum died two years ago. When her boyfriend breaks her heart, all she wants to do is escape her planet to start a new life elsewhere. Her only option is to travel five light-years to the planet Kuanja, to teach in its poorest geographical area, the Firesnake. Faced with corruption, slavery, and murder, can she become a savior of slaves?Meanwhile, YuFu earns a good living fishing for diamonds in a gas giant's atmosphere. All he wants now is to retire peacefully with his wife and children. When his vessel gets hijacked by space pirates, he needs to decide what to do. Desperate to protect his employer's secret, will he have to wipe his memory? Or will he be able to escape before these villains view his memory chip and find out where the diamonds really come from?

After Heavy Light Years Greatest Hits vol I

... of future passed Through my mind but not time I find the grind unkind; Life's a
double edged knife Everything is right The light's so bright it might induce fright
Break on Through No Future Fears Just the kind of way To leave the day behind.

Author: Lander Cartwright

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300196009

Category:

Page:

View: 978


The Light Years The Cazalet Chronicles 1

Home Place, Sussex, 1937.

Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 1743292864

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 469

Home Place, Sussex, 1937. The English family at home... For two unforgettable summers they gathered together, safe from the advancing storm clouds of war. In the heart of the Sussex countryside these were still sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach. Three generations of the Cazalet family played out their lives - with their relatives, their children and their servants - and the fascinating triangle of their affairs...

The light Years

Author: Jack Ashenheim

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789768138477

Category:

Page: 48

View: 384


Light Years

He went to school to learn how to kill me.

Author: Tammar Stein

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307487512

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 457

He went to school to learn how to kill me. The Israeli girl who ruined his life. Seven people were killed instead. A single mother of two. A computer programmer. Two college students. A grandmother and her four-year-old grandson sharing an ice cream. And Dov, my boyfriend, my heart, the man I wanted to marry, who was there waiting for me. Maya leaves Israel to study astronomy at the University of Virginia, running from the violence, guilt, and memories of her past. As the narrative switches between Virginia and Israel, we learn about Maya’s life as a soldier, her ambiguous devotion to Israel, and her love for her boyfriend, Dov, who is tragically killed in a suicide bombing. Now, in Virginia, amid the day-to-day pressures of classes, roommates, and fraternity parties, Maya attempts to reconcile her Israeli past with her American future. From the Hardcover edition.

Supernova

Praise for Kass Morgan's THE 100 series: 'Fans of The Hunger Games will love this book' - Sun 'Fantastic teen romance . . . packed with powerful and empowered characters' - Starburst Magazine 'I was practically glued to the pages' - City of ...

Author: Kass Morgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473663415

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 547

Kass Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of The 100, once again delivers pulse-pounding action and glittering romance in this thrilling sequel to Light Years. Tensions are rising between the Quatrans and the Specters, and the Quatra Fleet is gearing up for an epic fight. With a galaxy on the brink of war and loyalties divided, the friendship of four cadets will be tested. Orelia has been arrested for espionage, and her future is looking bleak . . . until the Quatrans make her a surprising offer that could save her life--and the lives of everyone in the galaxy. Reeling from his breakup, Arran finds comfort in a sympathetic boy from Loos, someone who understands how hard it can be to fit in. But is it enough for Arran to forget his heartbreak? Cormak's position at the Academy is finally secure. But when someone discovers his treasonous secret, it jeopardizes everything he's fought for, including his relationship with the person he cares about most. And Vesper is ready to become a superstar officer . . . until she uncovers a conspiracy that shakes her faith in the Quatra Fleet to its core. As secret machinations come to light, these cadets will be forced to overcome their differences and band together to restore peace to their worlds. Praise for Kass Morgan's THE 100 series: 'Fans of The Hunger Games will love this book' - Sun 'Fantastic teen romance . . . packed with powerful and empowered characters' - Starburst Magazine 'I was practically glued to the pages' - City of Books 'Fast-paced and engaging . . . There are multiple fascinating issues that appear to have arisen in this post-apocalyptic society' - The Book Bag 'I enjoyed every minute of it . . . I loved the world Morgan created, and the pacing was spot on' - Somewhere Between the Pages

The Dark Light Years

Author: Brian Wilson Aldiss

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780450007101

Category: Science fiction, English

Page: 159

View: 584


Boom

When Jim and Charlie overhear two of their teachers talking in a secret language and the two friends set out to solve the mystery, they do not expect the dire consequences of their actions.

Author: Mark Haddon

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 0385752245

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 194

View: 776

When Jim and Charlie overhear two of their teachers talking in a secret language and the two friends set out to solve the mystery, they do not expect the dire consequences of their actions.

Lightyears

Author: Beth Brown

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 75

View: 612


Crossing Light Years

LightYears. looking into the starlit sky gathering light intooureyes crossing those
great voids of emptiness where no one,no thing resides, maybe an atom, a
neutrino let loose, riding wavelengths, particles of physics afew hundredsof
starsare ...

Author: Stephen Schares

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469773244

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

View: 868

This book is a collection of poems about Space, the Universe, the parts that make up the whole of it, and the laws of nature that define us. These poems range from planets and moons, to stars and galaxies; from quasars to black holes; from Kitty Hawk to Voyager to ourselves—the human factor, and our role and awe in all of this. Physics is poetry in motion. There can be no doubt about the chemistry of words. As a child, I would spend hours looking up at the night sky and wondering. Not all of our questions can be answered by looking up. But it is a start. Answers come and go. It is only when we run out of questions, that we cease to exist.