March, 2017:
"Wool" by Hugh Howey

Book cover, Wool by Hugh Howey

Essential data

Author: Hugh Howey
Genres: Science fiction, dystopian fiction, apocalyptic fiction
Published: 2011
Pages: 39
Reading started: February 28th, 2017
Current progress: Page 39 of 39 (100%)
Reading ended: February 28th, 2017. "Wool" was successfully finished in less than a day.
Review score: 4 of 5


Hugh Howey (author): The first Wool story was released as a standalone short in July of 2011. Due to reviewer demand, the rest of the story was released over the next six months. My thanks go out to those reviewers who clamored for more. Without you, none of this would exist. Your demand created this as much as I did.

This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.