Wool (Paperback)

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For thousands of people, the silo is the only home they have ever known. Reaching hundreds of levels beneath the ground, the silo keeps people safe from the harsh world on the surface. To speak of going outside is a crime punishable by death. This speculative novel is an incredible exploration into human connections and interactions when an entire society must live together in harmony, or face the destruction of their entire world. This is a great book for those who enjoy science fiction, apocalypse novels, and in-depth world building.  
-Abbey, bookseller

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Description


For suspense-filled, post-apocalyptic thrillers, Wool is more than a self-published ebook phenomenon―it’s the new standard in classic science fiction.

In a ruined and toxic future, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside.

His fateful decision unleashes a drastic series of events. An unlikely candidate is appointed to replace him: Juliette, a mechanic with no training in law, whose special knack is fixing machines. Now Juliette is about to be entrusted with fixing her silo, and she will soon learn just how badly her world is broken. The silo is about to confront what its history has only hinted about and its inhabitants have never dared to whisper. Uprising.

A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller, as well as Kindle Book Review’s 2012 Indie Book of the Year, Wool is truly a blockbuster.

About the Author


Hugh Howey is the author of Wool, a book he wrote while working as a bookseller, writing each morning and during every lunch break for nearly three years. Originally self-published in 2011, Wool has grown into a New York Times bestseller. He now lives in Jupiter, Florida, with his wife Amber and their dog Bella. For more information visit HughHowey.com/wool/.

Praise For…


"Howey's WOOL is an epic feat of imagination. You will live in this world."

“Secrets unfold with just the right pacing… If you're looking for a good post-apocalyptic read, you can't do much better than WOOL."

"With WOOL Hugh Howey has created a new science fiction classic."

"Exilharating, intense, addictive."

"In WOOL, Hugh Howey delivers the key elements of great science fiction: an authentic and detailed future-world; realistic, relatable characters to live in it; and a taut, thoughtful story. Howey’s supple, muscular writing is the icing on the cake."

“Sci-fi’s Underground Hit… appeal[s] to both men and women, and has attracted hard-core science fiction fans as well as general readers, much like ‘The Hunger Games.’”


Product Details
ISBN: 9781476733951
ISBN-10: 1476733953
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: March 12th, 2013
Pages: 528
Language: English