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An epic story of survival at all odds and one of the most anticipated books of the year.

'The next Hunger Games' The Sunday Times

‘Well written, tense, and immensely satisfying, Wool will be considered a classic for many years in the future.’ WIRED

'Thrilling, thought-provoking and memorable ... one of dystopian fiction's masterpieces alongside the likes of 1984 and Brave New World.' Daily Express

'Howey's Wool is an epic feat of imagination. You will live in this world.' Justin Cronin

'Wool is frightening, fascinating, and addictive. In one word, terrific.' Kathy Reichs

In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo.

Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies.

To live, you must follow the rules. But some don't. These are the dangerous ones; these are the people who dare to hope and dream, and who infect others with their optimism.

Their punishment is simple and deadly. They are allowed outside.

Jules is one of these people. She may well be the last.

Reviews

Wool is ace and YAY it’s a trilogy.

Stuff magazine

I picked the serious up after the publication of Wool and Shift, and found myself counting the days until Dust came out in October.

Observer

A thrilling sci-fi novel, equally adept at world-building, pulling the rug out from under its readers, and commenting in classic sci-fi fashion on our own present day.

The Slate

I picked the serious up after the publication of Wool and Shift, and found myself counting the days until Dust came out in October.

Observer

A thrilling sci-fi novel, equally adept at world-building, pulling the rug out from under its readers, and commenting in classic sci-fi fashion on our own present day.

The Slate

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099580485

    June 3, 2013

    Arrow

    576 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781780891248

    December 3, 2012

    Century

    576 pages

    RRP $24.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781448150205

    June 7, 2012

    Cornerstone Digital

    576 pages

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    • iBooks
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Also by Hugh Howey

Sand Part 1: The Belt of the Buried Gods
Sand Part 5: A Rap Upon Heaven’s Gate
Sand Part 4: Thunder Due East
Sand Part 3: Return to Danver
Sand Part 2: Out of No Man’s Land
The Wool Trilogy
Sand
Dust
Shift
Second Shift: Order
First Shift: Legacy

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Night School
The Girl on the Train
The Handmaid's Tale
Ready Player One
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Lost Symbol
A Gentleman in Moscow
The Martian
The Thirst
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Black Book
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Swing Time
The Bear and The Nightingale
Animal Farm
Hades
Breath
Sanctuary