Five short stories are combined into one phenomenal package in the Omnibus Edition of Hugh Howey’s best-selling Wool series. From the very first chapter I was hooked. The premise is fascinating: humans live in a silo which has been built deep into the ground to protect them from the outside. It is illegal to speak of going outside, to even think of what it might be like outside, yet every so often, someone can’t resist. These lawbreakers are sent outside, in a suit, to clean.
No one knows why the individuals always follow through with their task, until one woman discovers a terrible secret. Her discovery sets in motion a series of world-altering events.
The writing throughout Wool is excellent. The characters are well-developed and I was intrigued by every one of them. As I read, each story pulled me in a little deeper than its predecessor. I cannot wait to read more by Hugh Howey.
If you purchase the Omnibus Edition, I do think it’s important to keep in mind that the volume is comprised of five separate, though related, stories. The end of the initial stories can be a bit jarring if you’re expecting a smooth, ongoing novel.
I highly recommend the Wool stories to fans of both science fiction and fantasy as well as fiction.