Bestselling author Hugh Howey in conversation with Booktopia’s John Purcell

by |May 23, 2013

Booktopia’s John Purcell recently took some time out to sit down with mega-bestselling author Hugh Howey.

Before he wrote Wool and its prequel Shift, Hugh worked in the book industry, so his views are from a unique perspective, once a bookseller looking out and now an author looking in.

Hugh came into the Booktopia offices and signed a stack of copies of his books, some of them having special little drawings and messages of thanks from him.

With Ridley Scott buying the rights to produce a film based on the story and a third book not far, away don’t miss your chance to pick up a signed copy of these gripping books.

Click here for more details about The Wool Trilogy at
Australia’s Local Bookstore

Wool (Signed copies available for a limited time)

by Hugh Howey

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

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.

Click here to buy Wool from Booktopia,
Australia’s Local Bookstore

Shift (Signed copies available for a limited time)

by Hugh Howey

In a future less than fifty years away, the world is still as we know it. Time continues to tick by. The truth is that it is ticking away.

A powerful few know what lies ahead. They are preparing for it. They are trying to protect us.

They are setting us on a path from which we can never return.

A path that will lead to destruction; a path that will take us below ground.

The history of the silo is about to be written.

Our future is about to begin.

Click here to buy Shift from Booktopia,
Australia’s Local Bookstore

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Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.

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  • May 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Thankyou for telling me which order to read the books in! Just acquired the two and it was confusing from the media which way to start. Good interview.

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