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Hugh Howey

Author of Wool

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About the Author

Hugh Howey is an American author who was born in 1975 and raised in North Carolina. Howey is known for his popular series Wool, which he independently published through Amazon.com's Kindle Direct Publishing system. The Wool series first began in 2011 with Wool as a stand-alone story. In 2012, Howey show more signed a deal with Simon and Schuster to distribute Wool to retailers in the USA and Canada. The book became a trilogy with Shift (Book 2) and Dust (Book 3) following it. The author has renamed this to the Silo Series. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Hugh Howey

Wool (2012) 6,564 copies
Shift (2013) 2,609 copies
Dust (2013) 2,357 copies
Wool {short story} (2011) 1,149 copies
Sand (2014) 978 copies
Beacon 23 (2015) 559 copies
First Shift: Legacy (2012) 406 copies
Half Way Home (2010) 398 copies
The End Is Nigh (2014) — Editor — 282 copies
Second Shift: Order (2012) 273 copies
Wool 2: Proper Gauge (2011) 258 copies
Wool 3: Casting Off (2011) 222 copies
Wool 4: The Unraveling (2011) 214 copies
Third Shift: Pact (2013) 211 copies
Wool 5: The Stranded (2012) 202 copies
I, Zombie (2012) 171 copies
The Plagiarist (2011) 169 copies
The End Is Now (2014) — Editor, Contributor — 156 copies
The End Has Come (2015) — Editor, Contributor — 133 copies
Wool: The Graphic Novel (2014) 132 copies
Across The Sand (2022) 114 copies
The Hurricane (2011) 103 copies
The Wool Trilogy (2014) 67 copies
Glitch (2014) 65 copies
Resist: Tales from a Future Worth Fighting Against (2018) — Editor; Contributor — 55 copies
The Walk Up Nameless Ridge (2012) 45 copies
Burn the Ashes (2020) — Editor; Contributor — 24 copies
Ignorance Is Strength (2020) — Editor; Contributor — 23 copies
Or Else the Light (2020) — Editor; Contributor — 21 copies
Phare 23 (2016) 16 copies
The Box: A Short Story (2015) 14 copies
Misty: The Proud Cloud (2014) 9 copies
Silmapete. Esimene osa (2015) 5 copies
Une colonie (2020) 5 copies
Silmapete. Teine osa (2015) 3 copies
Silo Stories (2017) 3 copies
Silo nº 01/03 Wool (2023) 2 copies
Toz (Silo, #3) (2020) 2 copies
In the Air 1 copy
Executable 1 copy
2014 1 copy
Silo Stores 1 copy
Støv (2019) 1 copy
Kum (2020) 1 copy

Associated Works

Press Start to Play (2015) — Contributor — 259 copies
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse (2013) — Contributor — 186 copies
Robot Uprisings (2014) — Contributor — 186 copies
Dead Man's Hand (2014) — Contributor — 159 copies
The Future Chronicles: Special Edition (2015) — Foreword — 50 copies
The Alien Chronicles (2015) — Contributor — 39 copies
The Robot Chronicles (2014) — Contributor — 34 copies
From the Indie Side (2014) — Contributor — 22 copies
The Z Chronicles (2015) — Contributor — 21 copies
Love Hurts: A Speculative Fiction Anthology (1656) — Contributor — 20 copies
Futures & Fantasies (2018) — Contributor — 20 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 70 • March 2016 (2016) — Contributor — 17 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 72 • May 2016 (2016) — Contributor — 13 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 67 • December 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 7 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 89 • October 2017 (2017) — Contributor — 6 copies
Futuredaze²: Reprise (2014) — Contributor — 4 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 124 (September 2020) (2020) — Contributor — 2 copies

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I did not realize this was going to be as short as it was. I got the eBook on someone's recommendation. I liked it. The premise was interesting. But, maybe because it was just a novella, the world building didn't seem very rich or complete and there wasn't a whole lot of character development. The very beginning, when the Sheriff is climbing the stairs, seemed to drag. I did like the explanation about why those who cleaned the sensors outside cleaned them and didn't just run away, but I kind of saw it coming, so I wasn't really that surprised at the ending. It was different, though, and I liked it. Three stars.… (more)
 
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clamagna | 79 other reviews | Apr 4, 2024 |
I read this one out of turn (couldn't wait to find out the resolution to Silo #1, Wool so I skipped ahead to Silo #3, Dust as I had heard that this one, Silo #2, Shift was a sort of prequel).
I think reading Silo 1-3-2 or 1-2-3 could have worked either way, but I now see how 1-3-2 was more gratifying.
I loved experiencing the unimaginable psychotic Silo world building of #2, seeing the backstory of Donald, Thurman, and Jimmy/Solo. Solo's backstory was particularly heartbreaking.
 
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deslivres5 | 112 other reviews | Apr 1, 2024 |
A post-apocalyptic world, where the survivors are kept in the dark about what happened in the past and about the reality of the present. A well written page turner. Part of a trilogy.
½
 
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TomMcGreevy | 378 other reviews | Mar 16, 2024 |
I loved this. It really hooked me, and kept me wanting to read more. Great storytelling.
 
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