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From the author of THE SILO SERIES comes a thrilling space adventure that Locus calls "a raw exploration of what it means to really be a human and why that matters," following a man struggling to keep the darkness at bay in the wake of a devastating war
For centuries, men and women have manned lighthouses to ensure the safe passage of ships. It is a lonely job, and a thankless one for the most part. Until something goes wrong. Until a ship is in distress. In the twenty-third century, this job has moved into outer space. A network of beacons allows ships to travel safely across the Milky Way at many times the speed of light.
These beacons are built to be robust. They never break down. They never fail.
At least, they aren't supposed to.
With Beacon 23 bestselling author Hugh Howey delivers white-knuckle suspense with aliens, war, and madness all combining in a story of one man’s battle against the solitary blackness of space.
HUGH HOWEY is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Silo Series: Wool, Shift, and Dust; Beacon 23, Sand, Half Way Home, and Machine Learning. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Adapted from his bestselling sci-fi trilogy, Silo is now streaming on Apple TV+ with an adaptation of Beacon 23 due in 2023. Howey lives in New York with his wife, Shay.
“A remarkably compassionate and forward-looking story of war and mass murder." — Warren Ellis, author of Gun Machine
“[Beacon 23]—originally published as a series of e-books—is the perfect blend of a fast-paced action coupled with a psychologically insightful portrait of loneliness, of the little idiosyncrasies we develop when living on our own, and how we crave companionship.” — Washington Post