John Joseph Adams Books

JJA_colophonJohn Joseph Adams Books was the science fiction and fantasy imprint I ran for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2015-2020). The imprint is now defunct, having closed when HMH was acquired by HarperCollins. All of the books acquired for the imprint are now HarperCollins titles and should all still be readily available.

Beacon 23

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.

With Beacon 23, best-selling author Hugh Howey delivers white-knuckle suspense, with aliens, war, and madness all combining in a story of one man living aboard a beacon and his battle against the solitary blackness of space.

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