Century, part of the Random House publishing group, are set to publish Wool by Hugh Howey in January next year. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding this series of novels, mainly due to the fact that the author self-published them. Very quickly the books received massive praise, from readers and critics alike in America and now Ridley Scott has acquired the film rights.
The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. In the ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been lucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live in 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 one; these are the people who dare to hope and dream, and who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is is simply and deadly. They are given the very thing they profess they want: they are allowed outside.
Jules is one of these people. She may well be the last.
Not only is Huge Howey's own personal story as an author fascinating, the blurb for the book has me interested already. Clearly the hype is deserved.
But, if you're still not convinced then check out the book trailer below...