Escape to a Dystopian World in Hugh Howey’s Silo Series04 Jul
Science fiction books can take on so many different angles – technology, innovation, fantasy, societal shifts, thrilling and mysterious creatures, apocalyptic events and more. Some would say there is no other genre quite like Sci-Fi. In recent years, it has grown even more in popularity. Adults and young adults are flocking to authors who provide an unrealistic escape into a different world. If you haven’t yet added Hugh Howey’s Silo Series to your list of sci-fi must-reads, now is the time to do so.
The series starts with the first book Wool, set in post-apocalyptic Earth. 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. The silo is about to confront what its history has only hinted about and its inhabitants have never dared to whisper. Uprising.
The next book, Shift, focuses on a simple pill that has the ability to wipe out the memory of any traumatic event. At almost the same moment in humanity’s broad history, mankind has discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall, and the ability to forget it ever happened. No one can remember what life was like before. In fact, they’re forced to forget. One simple pill erases a memory. And with it, any chance of hope.
The third and final book, Dust, is about a time when secrets and lies were the foundations of life, but then someone discovers the truth. And they are going to tell. In the aftermath of the uprising, the people of Silo 18 are coming to terms with a dangerous new order. And some want it destroyed. The battle has been won. The war is just beginning.
Has that piqued your interest? Get ready for these ‘impossible to put down reads’. Howey’s Silo series is available at Booktrack for only $14.99! Reading this series with a synchronized movie-style soundtrack will put you right inside post-apocalyptic Earth and fully immerse you in the dark history of the Silo. For more about Hugh Howey and his life and career, head over to this post.