Silo 49 Series
The Silo 49 Series was written with the permission of Hugh Howey, the creator of the WOOL Universe.
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Within the confines of his stories, we are left with big questions about what happened to everyone else in his world. He has graciously allowed many others to explore those untouched silos and hidden gems. Silo 49 is a series of books that explores one of those places.
I started the Silo 49 story before I even knew it was a story. While reading the WOOL 2 novella (oh yeah, I was an early reader of the WOOL saga), I had a pretty strong inkling of what was going to happen. By the time I closed the book, I was creating these people in my head.
Over time and with subsequent releases, I refined it and expanded it in my head to encompass pretty much the entire series as it stands now. Not tooting my horn or anything, but I did figure out the ending long before DUST. Not the specifics, but the situation.
One day I was telling a fellow Woolian, (I totally got him hooked on it), and he asked me to write it and send it to him so we could discuss it. I wrote a very short, maybe 20K words, version of these three books. He came back with an email with a single word on it, “MOAR!”. So, I got permission and here we are.
On my other site, my oh-so-beginner site, Silo49.blogspot.com, I put this handy dandy Contact Me! widget in. Mostly because I couldn’t figure out the majority of widgets and that one was easy. But something really wonderful happened.
People started writing to me. And then a lot of people started writing to me.
Most of you have said great things and that you have enjoyed the books. I tell you, those notes from readers mean a heck of a lot. Many of you have had fascinating questions, suppositions and even suggestions for future outcomes. I try to answer every one of those I can.
The most frequent question I get now is: Will there be more? I’ve been working (though slowly) on a prequel to all of it, Silo 49: Roughneck. It takes place during the final stages of building the silo and just after the event. The main character is an endearing one and I like him immensely.
When will it be out? Well, I’m happy to announce that Silo 49: Roughneck will be appeared in the anthology, Chronicles Worlds: WOOL, (known as CWW for short), curated by the enormously talented Samuel Peralta. For those who don’t know, Sam started the juggernaut that became the Chronicles. He asked little old me to write a story for the first one, The Robot Chronicles, and from there the entire series has gone big time. I have zero doubt that CWW will wind up being another astonishing addition and I’m proud to be in it.