Spotlight: HALF WAY HOME by Hugh Howey

9780358211587_p0_v3_s600x595Check out this stunning new novel!  Well, actually, it’s not as new as it looks.  I know.  Because I reviewed it way back in 2010.  I knew this dude, Hugh Howie, would go far.  Now he’s a bestselling author.  Did I call it or what?  You can buy this shiny-new book at B&N right now- HALF WAY HOME by Hugh Howey


Five hundred colonists have been sent across the stars to settle an alien planet. Vat-grown in a dream-like state, they are educated through simulations by an artificial intelligence and should awaken at thirty years old, fully-trained, and ready to tame the new world.

But fifteen years in, an explosion on their vessel kills most of the homesteaders and destroys the majority of their supplies. Worse yet, the sixty that awaken and escape the flames are only half-taught and possess the skills least useful for survival.

Naked and terrified, the teens stumble from their fiery baptism ill-prepared for the unfamiliar and harsh alien world around them. Though they attempt to work with the colony A.I. to build a home, tension and misery are rampant, escalating into battles for dominance.

Soon they find that their worst enemy isn’t the hostile environment, the A.I., or the blast that nearly killed them. Their greatest danger is each other.


Hugh Howey is a really adventurous guy with lots of great books.  Pop over to his site and learn all about that.   Hugh Howey


But, first, pop over and read My Review of HALF WAY HOME 2010.  I went by ‘Kimber An’ back then.

I’m sure the new version still possesses the essence of awesomeness I discovered back in the day.  I found the new version a few days ago while cruising Netgalley for new books to review.  If you’re a book blogger, you should totally check that site out.