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speed of light
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  • Some theorize particles called tachyons can travel faster than the speed of light, but others disagree.
  • I’m falling faster than the speed of light into the black hole that opened with the Arrival and then devoured everything in its path.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • At the speed of light the hub’s signal fires.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Even traveling at the speed of light it would take us years and years to get here.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time

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  • Each ticking moment seemed to bear Sophie away from me with the speed of light.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Then he is falling, faster than the speed of light.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • A lightning that cannot strike twice, our lesson learned in the hateful speed of light.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Your brain moves beyond the speed of light as you wander through a familiar store.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • I have found that when particles are accelerated to a speed approaching the speed of light, they-
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I’m running the line back to Seth at the speed of light, Leah promised.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn

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  • In the kitchen she told me that only the speed of light would save me, so I had better wash the dishes in record time.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • I know I’m not the first to realize it and far from the most famous, and my realization had nothing to do with energy or mass or the speed of light or anything else Einstein might have postulated.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Then they worked out that the universe was expanding, that the stars were all rushing away from one another after the Big Bang, and the further the stars were away from us the faster they were moving, some of them nearly as fast as the speed of light, which was why their light never reached us.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • Then there was a wild yelp of agony and the poodle went sailing up the aisle; the yelps continued, and so did the dog; he crossed the house in front of the altar; he flew down the other aisle; he crossed before the doors; he clamored up the home-stretch; his anguish grew with his progress, till presently he was but a woolly comet moving in its orbit with the gleam and the speed of light.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Does he want the truth of someone traveling at almost the speed of light in another galaxy?
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Now Kip hates Tony already because he has a name like Vauxhall and not like Smith, which Kip thinks is prettylame as a name to follow Kip, and because the ’Cuda is bright green and goes approximately the speed of light, and also because Tony has never had to work a day in his life.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • So Max could fly at the speed of light, eh?
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • The Overlords ships reach more than ninety-nine per cent of the speed of light, so the trip must last forty years of our dine.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • The thought that she was flying away from him faster than the speed of light, wrapped in the artificial quantum cocoon of the Hawking effect, seemed unnatural and ominous to him.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Hills swelling above each other; and undulations shapely and uncouth, smooth and rugged, graceful and grotesque, thrown negligently side by side, bounded the view in each direction; while frequently, with unexpected noise, there uprose from the ground a flight of crows, who, cawing and wheeling round the nearest hills, as if uncertain of their course, suddenly poised themselves upon the wing and skimmed down the long vista of some opening valley, with the speed of light itself.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • A fiery horse with the speed of light.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • In binary form, a virus can bounce around the universe at the speed of light.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Faster than the speed of light!
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • You could travel at many times the speed of light toward the center, and never reach it.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Not a direct attack with six tons of metal screaming down at a fraction of the speed of light.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • A week later we made rendezvous, coming out of drive and coasting short of the speed of light while the fleet exchanged signals.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • That’s why it doesn’t interfere with itself, why the speed of light is uniform no matter what the relative speed of its starting point, why two beams fired head-on do not cancel one another out.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The atom was an energy-laden cosmic system, in which planets rotated frantically around a sunlike center, while comets raced through its ether at the speed of light, held in their eccentric orbits by the gravity of the core.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • But—and here’s the weirdly special sequel, Relativity II—if you went really, really, really fast, so that you were almost moving at the speed of light, and your friend just stayed in his carriage, time would actually slow down all around you!
    Adam Gopnik  --  Can Science Explain Why We Tell Stories?
  • For your information, he hasn’t asked me one single thing about Harry, not one —" Ron changed tack at the speed of light.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • But that’s almost the speed of light," one of the professors exclaimed.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Speed of light alone would trip you.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • At first, he was dead of all the diseases that ever were known, and of several bran-new maladies invented with the speed of Light to meet the demand of the occasion.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Lasers move at the speed of light.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Calvin talked about traveling at the speed of light.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Now as you may have beard, strange things happen as one approaches the speed of light.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Travels at the speed of light.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • What are your thoughts on the feasibility of flying at the speed of light?
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • But it was still moving at the speed of light and cut deep into the ship as it swept across.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Energy, mass, speed of light.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • And because nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, this means that we can only know about a fraction of the things that go on in the universe, like this….
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • And if you go off in a spaceship and you travel near the speed of light, you may come back and find that all your family is dead and you are still young and it will be the future but your clock will say that you have only been away for a few days or months.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • But even as desire tends to specialize, going silky and intimate, the force of converging markets produces an instantaneous capital that shoots across horizons at the speed of light, making for a certain furtive sameness, a planing away of particulars that affects everything from architecture to leisure time to the way people eat and sleep and dream.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The amphitheater is now filling up rapidly as thousands of hackers pour in from all over the place: running down the Street from The Black Sun, streaming out, of the big office towers where the major software corporations are headquartered, goggling into the Metaverse from all points in Reality as word of the extravaganza spreads down the fiberoptic grapevine at the speed of light.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • And this is a map of everything and everywhere, and the future is on the right and the past is on the left and the gradient of the line c is the speed of light, but we can’t know about the things which happen in the shaded areas even though some of them have already happened, but when we get to fit will be possible to find out about things which happen in the lighter areas p and q.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
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