Beacon 23

Beacon 23

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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. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
ISBN: 9781516865871
1516865871
9780544839632
0544839633
9780544839601
0544839609
Characteristics: 247 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Beacon twenty-three

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(Fiction) In the 23rd century, networks of beacons ensure safe passage of ships across the Milky Way. These beacons are built to be robust, never break down, and never fail. Well, they aren't supposed to.

Jenny P.: "A former war “hero” requests to be the keeper of a Beacon (lighthouse) way out on the edges of space. Similar to 'The Martian' but darker and combined with the cinematic style and pacing of 'Ready Player One,' Howey delivers a suspenseful and engaging exploration of the nature of ... Read More »


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stewstealth
Dec 28, 2017

An interesting Science Fiction novel with an unique thematic exploration. Well developed characters with a fast paced plot that ends in an unexpected way. Worth reading if you are interested.

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jdight
Apr 07, 2017

Beautiful writing, deep emotions, excellent plot, and terrific ending. I loved it.

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jdpedersen
Jun 06, 2016

Yes. It's like The Martian met Ready Player One with a healthy dash of darkness. So good.

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We live in the present, but our happiness relies heavily on the future.

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Death without the dying.

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We fear what we know we'll become.

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