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Shift (Shift, #1-3; Silo, #2) by Hugh Howey
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Shift (Shift, #1-3; Silo, #2) (original 2013; edition 2013)

by Hugh Howey

Series: Shift (Howey) (omnibus 1-3), Silo Series (2)

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In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme trauma. A simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event. At almost the same moment in humanity's broad history, mankind had discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall. And the ability to forget it ever happened. This is the sequel to the New York Times bestselling WOOL series.… (more)
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Title:Shift (Shift, #1-3; Silo, #2)
Authors:Hugh Howey
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Shift by Hugh Howey (2013)

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Es dificil escribir sobre este libro sin desvelar nada.
El libro esta dividido en 3 "shifts". Y cada uno tiene dos historias que se escriben en paralelo aunque quiza no ocurran en paralelo. Por ejemplo el primer shift consiste en dos historias una ocurriendo alrededor de ~ 2050 y otra alrededor de 2110.

Al principio esta bien pero despues de 300 paginas de cambiar de una historia a la otra y de vuelta a la misma, este sistema se hace un poco pesado.
Ademas no todas las historias son tan importante a la larga. Es un poco deprimente interesante en un personaje para que este desaparezca por siempre del libro.
Por eso le bajo la puntuacion a 3 estrellas. La mayoria del tiempo estaba pensando que le daria cuatro, no esta mal y hay un punto en concreto (el principio del tercer shift) que me parece una muy buena sorpresa. Ya lo vereis.
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  trusmis | Nov 28, 2020 |
Hugh Howey’s Shift Omnibus


First Impressions:

Was looking for a prequel to the events of Wool Omnibus and got it. Much different flow and flavor than Wool and though some readers didn’t like that (see their reviews), it was quite an adventure. Some of the characters could have used more development but that’s fine.

Story & Plot:

The books lead up to the events that began Wool and also clue us in as to how the system of Silos came to be and what became of the world.

If you knew that the enemy developed nano-machines that could at any time eliminate entire populations with a computer program, what would you do?

The Senator Thurman has his own ideas. He develops the whole Silo idea with much manipulation and deceit – Donald, a newly elected politician, with a pretty wife and a sensual ex-girlfriend who wished things were different. Anna, the ex-girlfriend who has an agenda we pale to think of what that could be; and the mad scientists who through their own manipulations foil Thurman and help out Donald in many and various ways.

We also get the origin of Solo, a boy who becomes a man as his father (an IT guy) self-sacrifices to save his son. You may remember Solo, many years later, meets Julia, the ex-Sheriff, now on the lam as she discovers there are other Silos than her own.

Donald, a creepy little guy with a victim/persecution complex who wants to do something about the Silo system that he helped create, that he feels immensely guilty about, and takes on the actions of an evil man to make for a possible positive future.

The Last Word:

Shift flows and at some points stutters through. Maybe the domestic life of Donald, Anna and Solo do not excite, but the actions of these, their decisions to do things that the reader wonders what they would do in the same circumstances, and the struggle for normalcy involves both the reader and the characters in a dystopia that makes the point: what would you do?

The characterizations could have been better fleshed out, and at times the story drags, but overall interest is captured and a wild ride is guaranteed. Recommended.

Can’t wait for Dust!


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  James_Mourgos | May 19, 2020 |
This 2nd book in the Silo trilogy concerns the creation of the silos and what events drove thousands of people underground. It did answer many questions raised in the first book Wool and, by the end of Shift, presented more questions to increase my interest in the 3rd book, Dust. Howey's presentation of subterranean generation silos is very detailed and immersive. The themes of shifting power and control and the motivations of those who find themselves, intentionally or not, in control or rebelling against control help drive the narrative and our interest. ( )
  ManyBooks_LittleTime | Jan 17, 2020 |
You're freaking me out, Mr. Howey! Much too possible...

Keep it up please! ( )
  CiaraCat | Jan 9, 2020 |
The democrats nuke the republicans, and everyone else on earth. And create a society where a select few elite rule behind the scenes ( )
  alent1234 | Dec 5, 2019 |
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In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme trauma. A simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event. At almost the same moment in humanity's broad history, mankind had discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall. And the ability to forget it ever happened. This is the sequel to the New York Times bestselling WOOL series.

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