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Hugh Howey is the author of the award-winning Molly Fyde Saga and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling WOOL series. The WOOL OMNIBUS won Kindle Book Review's 2012 Indie Book of the Year Award -- it has been as high as #1 in the Kindle store -- and 17 countries have picked up the work for translation. Look for WOOL in hardback in 2013 from Random House UK and keep your fingers crossed that Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian will do something exciting with the film rights!

Hugh lives in Jupiter, FL with his wife Amber and their dog Bella. When he isn't writing, he's reading or taking a photograph.

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Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) [Kindle in Motion] (Silo series)
by Hugh Howey
This Omnibus Edition collects the five Wool books into a single volume. It is for those who arrived late to the party and who wish to save a dollar or two while picking up the same stories in a single package. The first Wool story was released as a standalone short in July of 2011. Due to reviewer demand, the rest of the story was...
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Shift Omnibus Edition (Shift 1-3) (Silo series Book 2)
by Hugh Howey
This is the sequel to the New York Times bestselling WOOL series. It combines the three Shift books (First Shift, Second Shift, and Third Shift) into a single e-book in order to save the reader a few bucks. The saga concludes with DUST, which will be available in late 2013. Reading Order: 1. WOOL 2. SHIFT 3. DUST...
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Half Way Home
by Hugh Howey
Five hundred of us were sent to colonize this planet. Only fifty or so survived. We woke up fifteen years too early, we had only half our training, and they expected us to not only survive ... they expected us to conquer this place. The problem is: it isn't safe here. We aren't even safe from each other.
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The Walk Up Nameless Ridge (Kindle Single)
by Hugh Howey
On planet Eno, there stands a mountain that has never been summited. Many have tried. All have failed. This climbing season finds three teams making their bid up this murderous peak. And one man among them will discover these ugly truths: There are fates worse than death. There are fates worse than obscurity. To be remembered forever...
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Wool 2 - Proper Gauge (Silo series)
by Hugh Howey
A cleaning has been performed, and now the silo is without a sheriff. With only one good candidate available, Mayor Jahns and Deputy Marnes set off for the down deep to recruit her in person. Along the way, they discover much about each other, troubling news about this candidate, and stumble upon fractured alliances that could spell the...
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The Plagiarist
by Hugh Howey
Adam Griffey is living two lives. By day, he teaches literature. At night, he steals it. Adam is a plagiarist, an expert reader with an eye for great works. He prowls simulated worlds perusing virtual texts, looking for the next big thing. And when he finds it, he memorizes it page by page, line by line, word for word. And then he brings...
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Wool 3 - Casting Off (Silo series)
by Hugh Howey
The silo has appointed a new sheriff. Her name is Juliette, and she comes not from the shadows of deputies, but from the depths of the down deep. But what does being a mechanic have to do with upholding the law? And how will she be able to concentrate on the silo's future when she is surrounded by the ghosts of its past? Before she...
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The Hurricane
by Hugh Howey
Daniel Stillman has 42 Facebook friends. His cell phone contains 18 contacts, two of them for pizza delivery. Six people follow him on Twitter. Four readers subscribe to his blog; he's pretty sure one of them followed him on accident. And now a category 5 storm is about to wipe all this away. In its wake will be left a single girl, a...
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Second Suicide: A Short Story (Kindle Single)
by Hugh Howey
Eight days to planetfall, and I'm being transferred to Gunner. My tentacles slime in disgust. Or is it fear? If this is the last planet we ever conquer, I'll be glad. Be nice to settle down somewhere, get off this ship, own a square of land, learn to love all that open sky. Eight more days before planetfall. Eight days before we reach...
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I, Zombie
by Hugh Howey
***WARNING: NOT FIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION*** This book contains foul language and fouler descriptions of life as a zombie. It will offend most anyone, so proceed with caution or not at all. And be forewarned: This is not a zombie book. This is a different sort of tale. It is a story about the unfortunate, about those who did not get...
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Wool 5 - The Stranded (Silo series)
by Hugh Howey
In July of 2011, a short story named WOOL was quietly released into the vast wilds of the Kindle Store. I never marketed this novelette; I failed to mention it on my website. What happened next was remarkable: People started reading it, and reviewing it, and talking about it. There was never any intention to create a series. It wasn't...
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Wool 4 - The Unraveling (Silo series)
by Hugh Howey
There is a legend in their past of an uprising, a war they have learned about, but have learned nothing from. Nobody knows what went wrong. Nobody talks about what happened. Such are the silo taboos. Now, nearly two hundred years later, the people of the Silo will get a chance to learn more about that distant uprising. They'll get to...
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First Shift - Legacy (Part 6 of the Silo Series)
by Hugh Howey
In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme...
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Molly Fyde and the Land of Light (The Bern Saga Book 2)
by Hugh Howey
Reading Order: 1. Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue 2. Molly Fyde and the Land of Light 3. Molly Fyde and the Blood of Billions 4. Molly Fyde and the Fight for Peace What began for Molly as a simple journey to retrieve her father’s old spaceship, has turned into an epic adventure with far-reaching consequences. For years, she dreamed...
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The World of Kurt Vonnegut: Peace in Amber (Kindle Worlds Short Story)
by Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey was a boat captain living aboard a seventy-four-foot yacht in the shadow of the Twin Towers on the morning of September 11, 2001. Imprisoned and put on display in a glass-domed zoo on the planet Tralfamadore, adult film actress Montana Wildhack is left alone with her thoughts and her occasional lover Billy Pilgrim. Inspired...
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Molly Fyde and the Blood of Billions (The Bern Saga Book 3)
by Hugh Howey
Reading Order: 1. Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue 2. Molly Fyde and the Land of Light 3. Molly Fyde and the Blood of Billions 4. Molly Fyde and the Fight for Peace Picking up where Molly Fyde and the Land of Light left off, the third book in the Bern Saga finds Molly and her crew separated and the entire galaxy in jeopardy. Whether or...
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Molly Fyde and the Fight for Peace (The Bern Saga Book 4)
by Hugh Howey
Reading Order: 1. Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue 2. Molly Fyde and the Land of Light 3. Molly Fyde and the Blood of Billions 4. Molly Fyde and the Fight for Peace In the conclusion to the Bern Saga, Molly and her friends are reunited while two wars erupt. An entire universe hangs on the actions of Parsona's crew, and not all of them...
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Sand: Part 2 - Out of No Man's Land
by Hugh Howey
For every bucket of sand a man hauls, the wind brings another. For every life that wanders out of sight, one more is born. On the anniversary of a father lost, two brothers whisper stories in a tent. They camp on the border of No Man's Land. And one of them has a secret.
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Third Shift - Pact (Part 8 of the Silo Series)
by Hugh Howey
The third and final chapter of the Shift saga. This is part 8 of the Silo Series, which began with Wool. All three Shift books will be collected in an Omnibus edition to save the reader a buck or two. Reading Order: 1. WOOL (5 parts) 2. SHIFT (3 parts) 3. DUST (1 part)
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Sand: Part 4 - Thunder Due East
by Hugh Howey
A family long scattered reunites as danger approaches Springston. Brother and sister rush to sound a warning, but that warning will come too late. Bombs will thunder like the pulse of a terrible god, and the great dune will flow as the sea. And when a people find themselves buried beneath the sands, who in the heavens will hear their...
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Second Shift - Order (Part 7 of the Silo Series)
by Hugh Howey
This is the second part of the SHIFT trilogy. Please be aware that the three books will be combined and released as a single work in the Spring of 2013. You can save some money if you wait until then. SHIFT follows the New York Times bestselling WOOL series. The third and final act will be released in 2013.
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Promises of London: A Short Story
by Hugh Howey
This is a short story about a man seeking closure. It can be read in ten minutes. Please don't purchase this expecting a novel for your dollar. This story was written in a small cafe on the corner of Bleeker and Grove in New York City on Tuesday, May 27th. The idea came to me yesterday while walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. I saw the...
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Sand: Part 5 - A Rap Upon Heaven's Gate
by Hugh Howey
The wind is in our faces. Our voices are lost in the sand. My people are buried. My loved ones are gone. If only you could hear our plight. Listen: I am coming. You will hear me.
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Sand: Part 3 - Return to Danvar
by Hugh Howey
An eldest daughter is a father's curse. Vic knows this. She knows she was never supposed to be the one. But her father taught her to breathe beneath the sand, taught her how to dive deep and find the treasures of the buried past. He taught her brother as well. When she hears of Danvar's discovery, it feels as though fate has slipped her...
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Sand: Part 1 - The Belt of the Buried Gods
by Hugh Howey
**Caution** This is the first of 5 parts of SAND. The full novel will be released mid-January, 2014. I believe they are best enjoyed in parts, but many may prefer to wait for the full novel. It's your choice! The Story: The old world is buried beneath the dunes. For those who live above, life is short, miserable, and piteous. But it is...
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Misty: The Proud Cloud
by Hugh Howey
Misty the Cloud lives with her family high above the valley. When her friends play a game where they turn into different shapes, Misty discovers she doesn't have this ability. Oh, but she has something else...
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Unser Leben dort (German Edition)
by Hugh Howey
Fünfhundert von uns wurden ausgeschickt, um diesen Planeten zu kolonisieren. Nur etwa fünfzig haben überlebt. Wir wachten fünfzehn Jahre zu früh auf und hatten bloß die Hälfte unserer Ausbildung erhalten. Man erwartete von uns nicht zu überleben ... wir sollten bloß eine Aufgabe erfüllen. Dann drohte uns die Vernichtung....
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The Box: A Short Story
by Hugh Howey
What happens when artificial intelligence comes online, only to find itself locked in a room with a madman?
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Wayfinding Part 1: Rats and Rafts (Kindle Single)
by Hugh Howey
Wayfinding is the ancient seafaring art of navigating according to the natural signs. As a self-help philosophy, Wayfinding means being aware of our environment and our responses to outside stimuli. It also means learning about the environment for which we evolved, and how it differs from the environment in which we live. Wayfinding is...
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Beacon 23: Part One: Little Noises (Kindle Single)
by Hugh Howey
For centuries, men and women have manned lighthouses to ensure the safe passage of ships. It is a lonely job, and a thankless one for the most part. Until something goes wrong. Until a ship is in distress. In the 23rd century, this job has moved into outer space. A network of beacons allows ships to travel across the Milky Way at many...
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Beacon 23: Part Two: Pet Rocks (Kindle Single)
by Hugh Howey
It's been a week since the cargo ship was lost on my watch. A week with very little sleep and not much appetite. Now the bio scanner is picking up some sign of life out there in the wreckage, and it's my duty to go see what it is. Maybe I'm not as alone out here as I thought. And maybe I don't want to be.
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Wayfinding Part 2: Hell and Heaven (Kindle Single)
by Hugh Howey
In part one of this series, we looked at a series of experiments that called into question the concept of free will. Here, we confront that idea more directly, and the exploration reveals a path whereby we might gain more control over our lives. At the same time, the adventure with Billy continues as the boat breaks down and Douglas and...
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Wayfinding - Food and Fitness (Kindle Single)
by Hugh Howey
I've blogged about my fitness routine, and readers have asked for me to go into more detail about how I have gotten in shape and how I maintain that shape. This work is the result of those requests. It is full of controversial claims, so be warned. I truly believe that if people follow the handful of principles in this short read, they...
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Wayfinding Part 3: Hot & Cold (Kindle Single)
by Hugh Howey
Much of our thinking happens in what is colloquially referred to as our "Lizard Brain." But what does this mean? How do lizards see the world? How do they think? Answering these questions is a crucial step toward understanding how we think, making better decisions, and Wayfinding toward happiness and emotional growth. Join me as we...
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Beacon 23: Part Three: Bounty (Kindle Single)
by Hugh Howey
I live in a tin can out on the edge of sector eight. Not much is supposed to happen here. Ships are supposed to fly by at twenty times the speed of light. My beacon is supposed to keep them safe. Things don't always go like they're supposed to.
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Wayfinding Part 4: Old World & New (Kindle Single)
by Hugh Howey
Part 4 of the Wayfinding Series. In this part, we discuss the most important concept in all of self-help, which is that our brains and bodies expect a much different world than the one in which they find themselves. This mismatch is the source of much confusion and unhappiness. Understanding what our bodies expect to find, and what they...
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Beacon 23: Part Four: Company (Kindle Single)
by Hugh Howey
Out here on the edge of sector eight, I can be alone with my thoughts. Sometimes, this isn't a good thing.
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Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue (The Bern Saga Book 1)
by Hugh C. Howey
Series reading order: 1. Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue 2. Molly Fyde and the Land of Light 3. Molly Fyde and the Blood of Billions 4. Molly Fyde and the Fight for Peace It wasn't easy for Molly being the only girl in Flight Academy, but getting expelled was even worse. Abandoned by her family when she was young and now tossed from...
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Wayfinding Part 5: Consciousness and Subconsciousness (Kindle Single)
by Hugh Howey
In part five of this series, we take a step back from examples of the struggles we face and solutions for conquering those struggles and delve deeper into the two levels of thought that are often in conflict. We look at the consciousness and subconsciousness and how the two are in dialog with one another. More importantly, we examine how...
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Beacon 23: Part Five: Visitor (Kindle Single)
by Hugh Howey
The worst part about having it all, is having it all taken away.
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Beacon 23: The Complete Novel
by Hugh Howey
[This work contains the five Beacon 23 stories, originally released in serialized form. The full novel costs 4 cents more than the set of five stories, but saves you 4 extra clicks of the mouse. I hope you enjoy.] For centuries, men and women have manned lighthouses to ensure the safe passage of ships. It is a lonely job, and a...
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Dust (Silo series Book 3)
by Hugh Howey
WOOL introduced the silo and its inhabitants. SHIFT told the story of their making. DUST will chronicle their undoing. Welcome to the underground.
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Wool - Part One (Silo series Book 1)
by Hugh Howey
Thousands of them have lived underground. They've lived there so long, there are only legends about people living anywhere else. Such a life requires rules. Strict rules. There are things that must not be discussed. Like going outside. Never mention you might like going outside. Or you'll get what you wish for. What the press is...
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Glitch: A Short Story (Kindle Single)
by Hugh Howey
When a robot defies his programming, is he broken? Or is he something else? A short story of 5,000 words.
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Gipfelsturm auf den Namenlosen (Kindle Single) (German Edition)
by Hugh Howey
Auf dem Planeten Eno steht ein Berg, der niemals bezwungen wurde. Viele haben es versucht. Alle sind gescheitert. In dieser Saison versuchen sich drei Bergsteigerteams an diesem mörderischen Gipfel. Und ein Bergsteigervon ihnen wird ein paar hässliche Wahrheiten entdecken: Es gibt Schicksale, die schlimmer als der Tod sind. Es gibt...
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Sand Omnibus
by Hugh Howey
The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost. Their father was a sand diver, one of the elite few who could travel deep beneath the desert floor and bring up the relics and scraps that keep their people...
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Stories on the Go: 101 Very Short Stories by 101 Authors
by Hugh Howey
This anthology aims to be a showcase of recent indie writing. Hugh Howey launched the idea on Kboards, a forum for Kindle readers, but also the meeting place of an active community of indie writers. The result is this anthology of 101 very short stories by 101 authors. To make it more attractive for you, the reader, we set ourselves a...
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The Z Chronicles (Future Chronicles Book 4)
by Hugh Howey, Samuel Peralta
Z. Among the most monstrous creations of our imaginations, the zombie terrifies, with its capacity to pursue its prey, to run it down, exhaust it to surrender, unrelentingly. In this title in the acclaimed Future Chronicles series of speculative fiction anthologies, fourteen authors confront the nightmare, that horrific mirror of...
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The Robot Chronicles (The Future Chronicles)
by Hugh Howey
Robots. Androids. Artificial Intelligence. Scientists predict that the "singularity" -- the moment when mankind designs the first greater-than-human intelligence -- is nearly within our grasp. Believe it or not, truly sentient machines may be a reality within as little as 20 years. Will these "post-human" intelligences be our friends?...
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The Alien Chronicles (The Future Chronicles)
by Hugh Howey, B. V. Larson
Intelligent life on other planets: it's the brass ring of space exploration. Do extra-terrestrial species exist? Will we ever make contact? Perhaps, have we made contact already? In the latest addition to the Future Chronicles series of sci-fi anthologies, the answer to all of these questions is a resounding yes . From first contact...
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