Wool, Shift, and Dust

Worst book hangover I’ve ever had was after I finished Hugh Howey’s Silo series. If you haven’t yet read it, for the love of all things holy go do so right now. I couldn’t start a new book until weeks later. I just wasn’t ready to leave his world yet.


Which book gave you the worst book hangover?

The Silo series was originally a series of short stories that are now available in single volume omnibus editions in three parts: Wool, Shift, and Dust.

The setting is post-apocalypse Earth. The air outside is toxic to breathe and people have lived in enormous, underground silos for centuries. We get to follow a number of individuals as they maneuver through the politics of their subterranean world, and uncover secrets that certain people have gone to great lengths to keep hidden.

I absolutely loved this world and getting to know the characters that live in it. It’s fast paced and the plot turns are so sharp they will make your head spin. Be prepared to be surprised.

The movie rights to the series were bought by 20th Century Fox and Ridley Scott in 2012. Let’s hope the movie will be every bit as awesome as the books, and that we won’t have to wait ten years for it.

Hugh Howey is the poster boy for self-publishing. His wildly successful Silo series was first published as short stories through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing system, and later picked up by Simon & Schuster for print-only distribution rights to book retailers across the US and Canada.

He was born in 1975 and grew up in North Carolina, USA. Prior to publishing books he worked a number of different jobs, like yacht captain, roofer, and audio technician.