Beacon 23 (Paperback)

By Hugh Howey

John Joseph Adams/Mariner Books, 9780544839632, 256pp.

Publication Date: February 9, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/9/2016)
Paperback (8/12/2015)

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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 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.

About the Author

Hugh Howey is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Wool, Shift, Dust, Beacon 23, Sand, and Machine Learning. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have sold more than three million copies worldwide. Wool is currently in development for television at AMC, and Sand is in development at Amazon. Hugh lives aboard Wayfinder, a fifty-foot catamaran that he is sailing around the world.