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Hugh Howey Biography & Facts

Hugh C. Howey (born 1975) is an American writer, known best for the science fiction series Silo, part of which he published independently through's Kindle Direct Publishing system. Howey was raised in Monroe, North Carolina and before publishing his books, he worked as a book store clerk, yacht captain, roofer, and audio technician. Wool He began the series in 2011, initially writing Wool as a stand-alone short story. His first book was initially published with a small press. After that, he decided to publish through's Kindle Direct Publishing system, because of the freedom of self-publishing. After the series grew in popularity, he began to write more entries for it. Howey began soliciting international rights in 2012, including signing a deal for Brazil. Film rights to the series were sold to 20th Century Fox; Lionsgate also expressed interest.In 2012, Howey signed a deal with Simon & Schuster to distribute Wool to book retailers across the US and Canada. The deal allowed Howey to continue to sell the book online exclusively. He notably turned down seven figure offers in favor of a mid-six figure sum, in return for maintaining e-book rights.He has also signed publishing contracts with Random House Century UK for UK distribution of both his Wool and Sand series, published as novels of the same names.Howey became closely tied to both Amazon/Kindle Direct Publishing and self-publishing as a leader of the new paradigm of publishing. He opened up his Silo Saga to other authors, formalizing that effort when he signed with Kindle Worlds. Though authors like Fredric Shernoff (Atlantic Island), Jason Gurley (Eleanor), and Michael Bunker (Pennsylvania) all experienced some degree of success that can be attributed to Howey, Wool, and the Kindle Worlds project, nobody was able to replicate Wool's success either through tie-in books or those authors' original stories. Personal life In mid-2015, Howey gave up his home in Florida, and moved to St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa. He commissioned the construction of a sailing catamaran, on which he sailed the world from Cape Town to Australia. In November of 2022, Howey married pilot and former model Shay Londre. They live in New York, NY. Bibliography Filmography Television Wool Production on the serialization of Wool was announced in 2012. After development was begun by AMC, the project was moved to Apple TV+ in May of 2021. Beacon 23 In 2018 it was announced that the Beacon 23 series was going to be adapted into a television series. Filming began in 2022 References External links Official website Hugh Howey at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database Anon. (December 2013). "Artisanal publishing : Hugh Howey". Locus (635): 72–74. "How Bestselling Author Hugh Howey Writes". Copyblogger. Retrieved 9 September 2015. "Winning at the Self-publishing Game with Hugh Howey – The Knowledge Project Episode 63". FS.BLOG. Retrieved 3 September 2019. Hugh Howey at Library of Congress, with 3 library catalog records. Discover the Hugh Howey popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Hugh Howey books.

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  • And Then the Town Took Off synopsis, comments

    And Then the Town Took Off

    Richard Wilson

    The town of Superior, Ohio, certainly was living up to its name! In what was undoubtedly the most spectacular feat of the century, it simply picked itself up one night and rose two...

  • Half Way Home synopsis, comments

    Half Way Home

    Hugh Howey

    From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Wool and the Molly Fyde saga comes a story of teenage colonists marooned on a distant planetWE WOKE IN FIREFive hundred ...

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    Hugh Howey

    SOON TO BE A SERIES ON APPLE TV+INCLUDES ORIGINAL NEW ESSAY “A HISTORY OF THE DARKEST YARNS” FROM HUGH HOWEY“One of dystopian fiction’s masterpieces alongside the likes of ...

  • The Hive Construct synopsis, comments

    The Hive Construct

    Alexander Maskill

    Situated deep in the Sahara Desert, New Cairo is a city built on technology – from the huge, lifegiving solar panels that keep it functioning in a radically changed, resourcescarce...

  • Wool 1 - Wool synopsis, comments

    Wool 1 - Wool

    Hugh Howey

    Thousands of them have lived underground. They've lived there so long, there are only legends about people living anywhere else. Such a life requires rules. Strict rules. There are...

  • The Silo Series Collection synopsis, comments

    The Silo Series Collection

    Hugh Howey

    For the first time ever, The Silo Saga Omnibus brings together all of the work in Hugh Howey's groundbreaking, bestselling, acclaimed series, including the individual novels Wool, ...

  • In Constant Fear synopsis, comments

    In Constant Fear

    Peter Liney

    He thought he'd escaped. But peace is hard to find and harder still to keep . . . The third in Peter Liney's Detainee series.Over a year has passed since Clancy escaped the hell t...

  • Press Start to Play synopsis, comments

    Press Start to Play

    Daniel H. Wilson & John Joseph Adams

    IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS. You are standing in a room filled with books, faced with a difficult decision. Suddenly, one with a distinctive cover catches your ...

  • The Detainee synopsis, comments

    The Detainee

    Peter Liney

    'Of all the dystopian novels I have read in recent years, Peter Liney's The Detainee is one the best written, most engaging, hearttugging and cinematic of all' Amazon ReviewerTher...

  • Empire synopsis, comments


    John Connolly & Jennifer Ridyard

    With the fate of the world at stake, Syl and Paul battle the sinister forces of the Nairene Sisterhood in this second thrilling Chronicles of the Invaders novel from New York Times...

  • Off Rock synopsis, comments

    Off Rock

    Kieran Shea

    “Five awesome and entertaining words to describe this one: 'Bank heist set in space.' Yes, please”   io9In the year 2778, Jimmy Vik is feeling dissatisfied.  After b...

  • The Machine Stops synopsis, comments

    The Machine Stops

    E. M. Forster

    The Machine Stops is a science fiction short story by E. M. Forster. After initial publication in The Oxford and Cambridge Review (November 1909), the story was republished in Fors...

  • Annihilation synopsis, comments


    Megan DeVos

    THIRTY MILLION READERS WORLDWIDE. INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE NEVER BEFORE SEEN CHAPTER.'The Hunger Games meets The Road' MTVThis is the end of us all.For Hayden and Grace, the threat of w...

  • Dust synopsis, comments


    Hugh Howey

    Wool introduced the world of the silo. Shift told the story of its creation. Dust will describe its downfallWOOL is soon to be an Apple TV+ seriesJuliette,...

  • The Rig synopsis, comments

    The Rig

    Roger Levy

    On a desert planet, two boys meet, sparking a friendship that will change human society forever. On the windswept world of Bleak, a string of murders lead a writer to a story with ...

  • Machine Learning synopsis, comments

    Machine Learning

    Hugh Howey

    A new collection of stories, including some that have never before been seen, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Silo trilogyHugh Howey is known for crafting rivetin...

  • Anarchy synopsis, comments


    Megan DeVos

    THIRTY MILLION READERS WORLDWIDE. INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE NEVER BEFORE SEEN CHAPTER.'The Hunger Games meets The Road' MTVThe world is different now. There are no rules, no governments,...

  • Into The Fire synopsis, comments

    Into The Fire

    Peter Liney

    The second in Peter Liney's Detainee series. Clancy thought escape from the island would be enough. He was wrong.Having escaped the island a wasteland that housed those no longer ...

  • Shift synopsis, comments


    Hugh Howey

    The second volume in the New York Times bestselling Silo series. Hugh Howey goes back to show the first days of the Silo, and the beginning of the endBOOK ONE, WOOL IS SO...

  • Dominion synopsis, comments


    John Connolly & Jennifer Ridyard

    The third thrilling Chronicles of the Invaders adventure from New York Times bestselling author John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard mixes classic scifi with gripping suspense and ri...

  • Loyalty synopsis, comments


    Megan DeVos

    THIRTY MILLION READERS WORLDWIDE. INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE NEVER BEFORE SEEN CHAPTER.'The Hunger Games meets The Road' MTVDon't look back. That's where the danger lies.With Grace left r...

  • Revolution synopsis, comments


    Megan DeVos

    THIRTY MILLION READERS WORLDWIDE. INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE NEVER BEFORE SEEN CHAPTER.'The Hunger Games meets The Road' MTVYou fight, you kill, you steal, you lie.... or you die. As war ...