Beacon 23

The Novel

paperback, 252 pages

Published Aug. 12, 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

ISBN:
978-1-5168-6587-1
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In the 23rd century, as Earth is embroiled in a bitter war with various other alien races, "lighthouses" are now Beacons out in space which warn jump ships away from dangerous asteroid fields and similar. They are manned by a single person, and Beacon 23 is manned by "Digger", a war hero clearly suffering from significant PTSD who requested the posting in order to be alone. He intends to stay in isolation out in space until he dies and his plan starts out okay, but over the course of the book a number of things happen that affect his plans. This is a short book comprised of 5 short stories, each of which is a chapter in the story of Beacon 23. The earlier ones are more setting the scene and groundwork, and the latter ones are increasingly connected. The protagonist is reasonably likeable outside his clear PTSD issues, and …

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