WoolWool by Hugh Howey (2011)


The first in a series of dystopian novellas, Wool is about the sheriff of a large subterranean city called the Silo. People in the Silo can only view the outside world on a screen that shows a live feed from the cameras outside. Since the air outside is toxic, leaving the Silo is a death sentence for the criminals sent out to clean the cameras.


Wool is short, but well-developed. It leaves a lot of questions unanswered, so I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

You might like this book if you are interested in…

  • Dystopias
  • Being trapped in a silo
  • Short stories
  • Doomsday Preppers
  • Post-apocalyptic worlds