Hugh Howey
Beacon 23
March 19, 2020 Comments.. 528
Beacon 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 distres
  • Title: Beacon 23
  • Author: Hugh Howey
  • ISBN: 9781516865871
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 23rd 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 beaconFor 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 23rd 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.
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    1. Kevin Kelsey says:

      A fun little sort of novel about PTSD and genocide.

    2. Shelby says:

      This story blew me away I chose to pick up this book based on the fact that I highly enjoyed Wool Omnibus, and wanted to read another work by Howey In such a short work, Howey has really given readers a complete science fiction masterpiece When I first began reading, I was reminded of The Martian but as I read on, I discovered that Beacon 23 is so much than a sometimes humorous story of a man alone in space Beacon 23 really speaks to the politics of our world today Much like the visionary works [...]

    3. Zoeytron says:

      Look at all that nothingness Can you feel it looking back A man by the name of Digger is the solitary watchman of Beacon 23, stationed in space Beat with him as he copes with the isolation We know he suffers from PTSD as a result of his time as a soldier in the war against a race of aliens known as the Ryph Is he slowly losing his sanity as well view spoiler Maybe he needs a pet An empathetic Warthen looks like a cross between a Labrador and a leopard might fill the bill Or how about a pet rock [...]

    4. Bradley says:

      There s a lot of good things I can say about this collection of 5 stories that happen to make up one complete novel and one fairly heavy personal annoyance First, the good, and even a bit of the great It s emotional Being a spaceways lighthouse keeper may seem like a thankless job, but strong characterization carries it off seamlessly The poor guy starts off being the wounded war hero, but he fairly quickly descends into some rather crazy shit It has a bit of The Martian feel without any lengthy [...]

    5. Efka says:

      I am speechless When I picked up this book, I was expecting a usual good old sci fi You know, deep space, fixing things, flying starships, well, the usual stuff Even the first part of five did nothing to change my mind On the contrary, I read it, and my thoughts were Oh wow, it s like The Martian meets Gravity How cool is that Indeed that would be very cool But it has nothing to do with Beacon 23.You see, this book is sort of a diary of an anti hero It is a confession of a war hero and a coward [...]

    6. Mike says:

      Every morning is an afterlife Every evening, I die anew in the trenches amid nightmares of artillery finding their target To wake each morning is a surprise To rise a miracle To breath another breath some gift foisted upon me and beyond my control The narrator whose name we never learn of this fine collection of short stories is seriously damaged A decorated war hero from a seemingly endless intergalactic conflict, he has been reassigned to be the sole custodian of one of the many beacons that a [...]

    7. Steve says:

      While I enjoy Hugh Howey s writing, it seems like he s stuck in a rut with his novel length books and serials Here s what I mean Wool Omnibus main character is stuck in a silo all alone, struggling against various external factors and his her own mental breakdownsSand Omnibus main character is stuck on in miles of sand, struggling against various external factors and his own mental breakdownsBeacon 23 main character is stationed in a space beacon all alone, struggling against various external fa [...]

    8. Ron says:

      It s the little tangents and connections that make Howey s writing special to me For instance, here in Beacon 23 our protagonist, who mans a lighthouse in space , studies his favorite picture pasted on wall above a porthole This picture depicts a keeper standing before a lighthouse the kind we are all familiar with here on earth , and behind him, a massive wave looms that will certainly wipe the building and the man right out existence I couldn t help but wonder if this picture hinted at what s [...]

    9. WarpDrive says:

      Another nice book by the author of Wool Omnibus Interesting character development with peculiar and original elements, a wicked sense of humor, an overall nice read Recommended 3.5 stars.

    10. Mal Warwick says:

      I finally figured it out Earlier in life, when I devoured science fiction by the carload, I paid little attention to details such as references to contemporary culture, products, or figures of speech I d suspended disbelief, of course Now these things jump out at me They grate And I found myself on edge at a number of points in Hugh Howey s Beacon 23 because it was too much of a stretch to believe that characters in the late twenty third century would talk like people in 2015 or that products su [...]

    11. Christopher says:

      Ok, the last book from my need to rate review shelf from last summer And this book I actually remember pretty well, which is stunning I won t bore you with lots of words Here s my take away from this book It was originally written and released as a serial, so think of it that way still, regardless of what form you have it in As I read each and every one of the five episodes or whatever he calls them , I thought to myself What is this I am reading Why is it dragging on What is the damn point Ever [...]

    12. James Joyce says:

      So now I m a fan of Hugh Howey.War, peace, politics, and questioning your own mental stability Are you crazy if you talk to a rock If you name it Sure, you might think of Tom Hanks and Wilson but Wilson didn t talk back Wilson didn t insult Tom And Tom never suspected that Wilson was smarter than him Then again, maybe the rock really isn t a rock Maybe people and events are n t happening A galactic war that spans into the past and threatens to end the future, for than one space faring species.A [...]

    13. Lười says:

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    14. Monica says:

      More psychological thriller than space opera, Hugh Howey goes meta I m a big fan of Howey after the Silo series Howey writes about emotions and is also quite philosophical I m almost always interested in people than in gadgets My favorite type of sci fi novel deals with how people respond cope adjust feel about the changes in technology, biology, geography, physics, civilization, ecology, astronomy etc But mostly, I m interested in how characters deal with their emotional baggage in sci fi sett [...]

    15. Timothy Ward says:

      4.5 5 StarsBeacon 23 was a treat I didn t expect The character engagement and surprises were on par with what I ve loved about Hugh s work, even if I d still rate this below Sand and Wool in terms of favorites The story centers on a soldier suffering from PTSD After being given a hero s honor, he chose a new post on the edge of his galaxy, isolated from people and humanity he isn t sure he knows how to interact with any Hugh did a great job keeping me unaware of the story s final destination and [...]

    16. Milliebot says:

      Lol forgot to add my review here from 2016 I was drawn to this book by the cover and my love for Howey s Wool series, and after only six months I finally picked it up Hey, if you know me at all, six months is really nothing in comparison to how long some books have sat, unread but not unloved , upon my crowded shelves I m glad I picked this up because while fairly short, Beacon 23 provides an interesting look at the isolation or space and the mental and physical aftereffects of serving in a war, [...]

    17. Sonja Arlow says:

      Like Wool, this book was released in the form of a series of short novellas And to be honest I probably would have dropped the story after the 2nd novella if I didn t read this as the complete novel.You may need to exercise a little patience with this book The first 30% felt quite gloomy and a mix between Gravity and The Martian the bits I did not like The protagonist is a veteran army soldier and suffers from extreme PTSD After being released from military duty he tried to get a post as far awa [...]

    18. Kara says:

      I would ve enjoyed this a tad without the epilogue Think of it like a combination of The Martian and Ender s Game I appreciated the examination of isolation and what it does to a person s mental state, and I liked the big questions the book tried to answer.It wasn t, though, my favorite of Howey s work, and it wrapped up too neatly for my taste.

    19. April Sarah says:

      Howey does this to me every single time I pick up one of his stories I get attached I get confused I become broken This story is no different The journey of this story hurts.

    20. Mo Shake says:

      Really didn t enjoy this Disappointed.The blurb had me hooked, but I feel so let down.

    21. Holly says:

      I really wanted to love this as much as I loved Wool and Shift, but unfortnately something was slightly missing Maybe it just didn t have the depth of Wool that I loved But nevertheless, Howey writes so deeply that it s hard to put down Thrust into the lonely world of Beacon 23, Howey writes a convincing tale of a soldier turned beacon keeper in a futuristic time.I think what s most different about Beacon 23 is it s pace We have a man alone in what is essentially a lighthouse in the middle of no [...]

    22. Paul says:

      You ve probably all seen a version of the famous image above The lighthouse keeper about to be clobbered by an enormous wave Hugh Howey integrates this image into his novel to convey the loneliness of the lighthouse operator, but perhaps much .In this instance, our lighthouse is a navigation beacon, Beacon 23, in deep space warning other ships travelling at 20x light speed, to steer clear of the asteroid field nearby Our lonely beacon keeper is a damaged ex military hero, who realises the futili [...]

    23. Kiwi Begs2Differ✎ says:

      Humans are engaged in a lengthy war with an alien race While stationed at one of the space beacons that ensure safe spaceships traffic , a veteran encounters some unlikely hardware malfunctions and bizarre visitors to his lonely outpost Could these incidents be the results of PTSD or is the beacon messing up with his mind Before long, he will need to make decision with far reaching consequences, would he choose treason to end the war or is he insane I like sci fi but it is difficult for me to fi [...]

    24. Dragana says:

      Beacon 23 had a great start The hero with his mishaps in space and self depreciating humor reminded me of The Martian.But as the story progressed the focus changed from is this guy normal or going insane to PTSD and the chosen one scenario I mean he s stuck on a lighthouse and manages to score two girlfriends by the end Too unbelievable.So, the first two stories are pure 5 stars and the others are 3 just OK.

    25. Bob says:

      Outside of Kevin Summers The Man Who Shot John Wilkes Booth this is the best indie book I ve ever read Well ok, it s a tie Brilliant emotional writing Heartfelt characters Beautiful story Well done Hugh Howey You are so much than WOOL.

    26. Wendy Bunnell says:

      Reminded me of Enders Game and also The Light Between the Oceans and I can honestly say no other book has ever reminded me of those two A space lighthouse what a controversial topic in my house Who would have predicted that I loved the concept, the setting, the loneliness and is there someone there every time Digger hears a sound I thought it was wonderful and beautiful hence the Light Between the Oceans comparison My husband, a fan of Hugh Howey and sci fi in general who has never readLight Bet [...]

    27. Quỳnh Ngọc says:

      Ch n th c m nh v n kh ng ph i fan c a th lo i Sci fic c bi t l i l Sci fi v kh ng gian n n d mua c 1 th i gian m nh d ng d ng m i m i c nh ng qu th c c t trang u b cu n h t b i v n phong t nhi n ki u ng n ng g y h n, ch i t i nh ng ch n th t c a truy n m nh nh gi b i c nh v t nh hu ng c a truy n v m t ng l nh mang hu n ch ng anh h ng cho 1 h nh ng gi d i , a ta mang t m h n b th ng v u c y m nh l n l m vi c 1 m nh Tr m t n hi u v tr b n s hi u t m tr ng c n t t c ng v nh ng gi t gi y v b n th n, [...]

    28. Heather Duff says:

      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 23rd 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.The job of a lighthouse keeper is [...]

    29. Kate says:

      Apparently this is actually a series of short stories I think It could have used editing, though, because it starts to feel repetitious because some of the stories summarize what I just read twenty pages earlier.This is a weird book I liked the first story, Little Noises, but didn t care for the rest The first story is a decent action adventure sort of thing, the second is just weird because the main character view spoiler talks to a rock which is intelligent, but then it turns out it isn t, it [...]

    30. AdiTurbo says:

      This novel may seem to belong to the sci fi genre, but it really doesn t It is really an anti war novel, set up to stress the futility of war, its absurdity, and what it does to people The protagonist of this novel suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, re living terrible moment from his army service, haunted by guilt, shame and loss, experiencing nightmares, deep loneliness and depression Setting the background far away in a forgotten point in space is a brilliant idea it gives extra stre [...]

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