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Half Way Home
     

Half Way Home

3.9 38
by Hugh Howey
 

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Five hundred of us were sent to colonize this planet. Only fifty or so survived.

We woke up fifteen years too early, we had only half our training, and they expected us to not only survive ... they expected us to conquer this place.

The problem is: it isn't safe here.

We aren't even safe from each other.

Overview

Five hundred of us were sent to colonize this planet. Only fifty or so survived.

We woke up fifteen years too early, we had only half our training, and they expected us to not only survive ... they expected us to conquer this place.

The problem is: it isn't safe here.

We aren't even safe from each other.

Editorial Reviews

Jason Weisberger
It was just as engaging and hard to put down as Wool. In a future where countries compete by colonizing planets, one AI out of hundreds changes the rules and wakes some of its vat grown colonists 15 years too early. With the teenaged colonists half trained and unprepared tragedy ensues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481222969
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/27/2013
Pages:
366
Sales rank:
244,521
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Hugh Howey spent 8 years working as a yacht captain. When he was pulled away from the sea by the love of his life, he turned to his childhood dream of becoming an author. His Molly Fyde series has won praise from reviewers, and now his Wool series has become a #1 bestseller, with Random House publishing in the UK and Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian securing the film rights. He lives in Jupiter, Florida with his wife Amber and their dog Bella.

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Half Way Home 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was really surprised about this book! Great plot and story line. I've never read anything like it before and I can't wait to read more from this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOOL remains my favorite of his, but this is creative, spooky, and thought-provoking. Howey is awesome sauce.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One thoughtful piece of science fiction with powerful characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good topic, interesting plot, but somehow a little bland.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fascinating. I was drawn into the world of giants as if I were there. You can almost taste the bitter water and feel the trembling under your feet. Great job!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So refreshing to read a book that didn't employ a "recipe plot". The book and characters are well developed and thoughtfully presented. Hugh Howey is now on my favorite author list! 
emma-catherine More than 1 year ago
At first, when I started the book, I didn't think I would like it. It seemed a little out there for me. I am not use to reading anything considered "sci-fi." I must say though, I really enjoyed this book! As I was ending the book, I found that I loved the pro-life vs. pro-choice aspect (at least thats how I interpreted it). I was really intrigued how Howe incorporated a new twist on political issues. The book was very well written and I almost enjoyed it more then Molly Fyde. It was different yet I loved it! I kept reading it during my classes because I could not put it down! I will say, this is a more mature book. I am a freshman in high school but consider myself a more mature 9th grader. This book was very good and had some controversial issues. I must applaud Howe for his excellent work and I am looking forward to reading more of his work.
PSU303 More than 1 year ago
Hugh's ability to add a great new twist to the old cadre of space colonization novels is testament to his skill to intertwine great science fiction with the human element that appeals to all.  My fifth book by him and continues to thrill and give me hope.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book execpt for one point... soiler alert if you readon... it was well written and believabl up until the rock eating metal life forms that crap gold... come on... give me a break. Also, to much foul language.
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This is a great book well worth your time and money. Its what you'd expect from the author of Wool.... an interesting plot with unexpected twists that gives you deeper things to think about during and after you read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Wool/Dust, etc., but...
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Enjoyed! Stand alone story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first read by this author. Overall, I found the book interesting but not spectacular.
eamnj More than 1 year ago
A good premise and story but the writing was a little less polished than his books, "Sand" and the Silo trilogy"
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