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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 ]

©2020 R.W.W. Greene (P)2020 Angry Robot

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Excellent book, highly recommended. Interesting tale of family and connection after humanity has colonized space.

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  • 10-11-20

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There’s simply not much story stretched over too many pages. The majority of the book is slow with not much action or character development. I won’t be on the lookout for more by Greene.