Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 528 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in
Published: March 12, 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1476733953
ISBN - 13: 9781476733951
About the Book
The thrilling e-book blockbuster that grew into a "New York Times"-bestseller. What would happen if the world outside was deadly, and the air could kill? This is Jules's story. This is the world of "Wool."
Read from the Book
One The children were playing while Holston climbed to his death; he could hear them squealing as only happy children do. While they thundered about frantically above, Holston took his time, each step methodical and ponderous, as he wound his way around and around the spiral staircase, old boots ringing out on metal treads. The treads, like his father’s boots, showed signs of wear. Paint clung to them in feeble chips, mostly in the corners and undersides, where they were safe. Traffic elsewhere on the staircase sent dust shivering off in small clouds. Holston could feel the vibrations in the railing, which was worn down to the gleaming metal. That always amazed him: how centuries of bare palms and shuffling feet could wear down solid steel. One molecule at a time, he supposed. Each life might wear away a single layer, even as the silo wore away that life. Each step was slightly bowed from generations of traffic, the edge rounded down like a pouting lip. In the center, there was almost no trace of the small diamonds that once gave the treads their grip. Their absence could only be inferred from the pattern to either side, the small pyramidal bumps rising from the flat steel with their crisp edges and flecks of paint. Holston lifted an old boot to an old step, pressed down, and did it again. He lost himself in what the untold years had done, the ablation of molecules and lives, layers and layers ground to fine dust. And he thought, not for the first time, that neither lif
From the Publisher
In a ruined and toxic landscape, 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.
Wool is the first novel in the bestselling Silo series
that also includes Shift and Dust.
About the Author
Hugh Howey is the New York times bestselling aouth or the Wool series.
"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.'"