Hugh Howey’s SHIFT

9781780891224-1-edition.default.original-1Like Wool, which was originally published as five eBooks, Shift was originally published as three eBooks and is now available in one volume. Shift is the follow-up to Wool but it is actually the prequel. Set in Silo 1 it tells the story of how the silos came into being and why. The book is split into three shifts, each spaced decades apart, as we follow the work of Silo 1 monitoring the other silos as well as managing their own silo population.

Shift is as mind-blowing as Wool, maybe more so. I am totally amazed that the world Howey has created, which is so confined within a Silo, can have so many stories and is bursting with so many ideas. Howey slowly marries up the stories of Wool and Shift perfectly and leaves you itching to read the conclusion, Dust. The wool is well and truly lifted from our eyes but what this means for the survivors in the Silos is far from clear and I cannot wait to find out.

I originally reviewed Shift in it’s three parts which you can find here:

  1. First Shift: Legacy
  2. Second Shift: Order
  3. Third Shift: Pact

ISBN: 9780099580478
ISBN-10: 0099580470
Classification: Science fiction
Format: Paperback (198mm x 129mm x 37mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
add here’s a taste of the final book, Dust, out at the end of the year.
DUST

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