Howey, Hugh

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(1975-    ) US author who has become very well known for his successful use of a self-publishing model to create a market for his fiction, though his first work – the Bern Saga sequence beginning with Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue (2009) – was released traditionally, fittingly as regards its deliberately traditional Young Adult content. A young female space cadet finds herself travelling the interstellar star ways with a growing cast of companions, encountering and surmounting crises typical of Space Opera, the whole slightly intensified by some Military SF trappings.

Howey came to prominence, however, with the first standalone stories in a sequence whose various subseries are now presented as part of the Silo overseries [for details see Checklist]. The first sequence in this overseries, the Wool tales, are set in a deep Underground Keep known as the "Silo", a hundred stories deep (at first reckoning), and the only refuge for humanity in the Ruined Earth. The Silo seems to be self-maintaining, a stasis made problematical by the seemingly enforced Amnesia of its inhabitants about the deep past. The Shift and Dust subseries are prequels.

I, Zombie (2012) is a Zombie tale. Though his effects are occasionally rough-hewn, Howey is at the same time a sophisticated teller of stories. [JC]

Hugh Crocker Howey

born Charlotte, North Carolina: 23 June 1975

died

works

series

Bern Saga

Silo: Wool

  • Wool (no place given: Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, 2011) [ebook: Silo: Wool: na/]
  • Wool: Proper Gauge (no place given: Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, 2011) [ebook: Silo: Wool: na/]
  • Wool: Casting Off (no place given: Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, 2011) [ebook: Silo: Wool: na/]
  • Wool: The Unraveling (no place given: Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, 2011) [ebook: Silo: Wool: na/]
  • Wool: The Stranded (no place given: Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, 2012) [ebook: Silo: Wool: na/]
    • Wool Omnibus (no place given: Hugh Howey, 2012) [omni of the above five: Silo: Wool: pb/Mike Tabor]

Silo: Shift

  • First Shift Legacy (no place given: Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, 2012) [ebook: Silo: Shift: na/]
  • Second Shift: Order (no place given: Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, 2011) [ebook: Silo: Shift: na/]
  • Third Shift: Pact (no place given: Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, 2011) [ebook: Silo: Shift: na/]
    • Shift Omnibus (Jupiter, Florida: Broad Reach Publishing, 2013) [omni of the above three: Silo: Shift: pb/Hugh Howey]

Silo: Dust

  • Dust (no place given: Amazon Broad Reach Publishing, 2013) [Silo: Dust: pb/Jason Smith]

Sand

individual titles

  • Half Way Home (Jupiter, Florida: Broad Reach Publishing, 2010) [pb/]
  • The Hurricane (Scotts Valley, California: CreateSpace, 2011) [pb/]
  • I, Zombiesfgateway.com (Scotts Valley, California: CreateSpace, 2012) [pb/]
  • Beacon 23 (Jupiter, Florida: Broad Reach Publishing, 2015) [hb/]

collections and stories

works as editor

series

The Apocalypse Triptych

  • The End Is Nigh (Jupiter, Florida: Broad Reach Publishing, 2014) with John Joseph Adams [anth: The Apocalypse Triptych: pb/Julian Aguilar Faylona]
  • The End Is Now (Jupiter, Florida: Broad Reach Publishing, 2014) with John Joseph Adams [anth: The Apocalypse Triptych: pb/Julian Aguilar Faylona]
  • The End Has Come (Jupiter, Florida: Broad Reach Publishing, 2015) with John Joseph Adams [anth: The Apocalypse Triptych: pb/Julian Aguilar Faylona]

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