Banned book: Wool

If you’ve not read Wool by Hugh Howey, you may want to get on it. Yes, a large omnibus of dystopian science-fiction may be a daunting task, but the rewards are worth it.

Remember that Howey is an example of a self- indie-published author who made it big. For that, his books are worth studying. Also, they’re pretty fun to read.


The Earth is no longer capable of sustaining life. Humanity clings onto survival in a giant silo hundreds of stories deep underground. People live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sensors outside are their only means of seeing the outside world and, because of the constant clouds of filth beating down on these sensors, a selected cleaner is sent to scrub away the grime. But the suit the cleaner is sent out in is not capable of returning the user and the cleaner is left to die.


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