Book cover, Beacon 23: The Complete Novel by Hugh Howey.Author: Hugh Howey
Genre: Science fiction
Published: 2015
Pages: 240
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Description 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.