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Publication Order of Wool / Silo Books

Chronological Order of Wool / Silo Books

Publication Order of Bern Saga Books

Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Molly Fyde and the Land of Light (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Molly Fyde and the Blood of Billions (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Molly Fyde and the Fight for Peace (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dear Apocalypse Books

with Elinor Taylor
The Balloon Hunter (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death to Anyone Who Reads This (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sand Books

The Belt of the Buried Gods (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of No Man's Land (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to Danvar (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunder Due East (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Rap Upon Heaven's Gate (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Sand Chronicles Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Plagiarist (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Walk Up Nameless Ridge (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Promises of London (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glitch (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Suicide (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Box (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Machine Learning (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

Misty: The Proud Cloud (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wanda Jane Rainer Monster Tamer (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten 'Lil Cannibals (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Misty the Proud Cloud (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Wool: The Graphic Novel (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Death and Life: A Biography (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wayfinding Non-Fiction Books

Rats and Rafts (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell and Heaven (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Food and Fitness (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot and Cold (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old World and New (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Consciousness and Subconsciousness (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Highs and Lows (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
In-Grouping and Out-Grouping (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Dystopia Triptych Books

with John Joseph Adams, Christie Yant
Ignorance is Strength (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burn the Ashes (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Or Else the Light (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology series.

Publication Order of World Of Kurt Vonnegut Books

The Bell Curse (By: Kevin G. Summers) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World of Kurt Vonnegut (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peace in Amber (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
As Much Protein as an Egg (By: Seth Harwood) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children's Crusade (By: Peter Cawdron) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Newt and Zinka's Wild, Wild Week OR How the K.G.B. Got Ice-Nine (By: Seth Harwood) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Nidhi Chanani Children's Books

with Nidhi Chanani
Misty: The Proud Cloud (With: Nidhi Chanani) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pashmina (By: Nidhi Chanani) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Disney Princess: Jasmine's New Pet (By: Nidhi Chanani) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shubh Raatri Dost/Good Night Friend (By: Nidhi Chanani) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Will Be Fierce (By: Nidhi Chanani) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Binny's Diwali (By: Nidhi Chanani) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jukebox (By: Nidhi Chanani) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Super Boba Café (By: Nidhi Chanani) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The End: Visions of Apocalypse(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 35, April 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love and Other Distractions(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy #82-84(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Indie Side(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robot Uprisings(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Futuredaze 2: Reprise(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End is Now(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories on the Go: 101 Very Short Stories by 101 Authors(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alien Chronicles(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End Has Come(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Z Chronicles(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Future Chronicles(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visions of the Future(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Hurts(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightspeed Magazine, December 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightspeed Magazine, May 2016(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resist(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2024(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Hugh Howey was born 1975 and raised in Monroe, North Carolina. He’d always had a love for ships, and for reading. Naturally, as Howey grew up, he had dreams of being a writer, and of course, a dream to sail across the whole world. Each summer, he would spend a week at the family beach house in North Carolina, and that’s where his passion for the sea emerged, with the wind in his hair, the sound of the waves crashing, and the salty sea air. Many of his influences include that of Robin Knox Johnston, and Bernard Moitessier, as well as a book called Maiden Voyage by Tania Aebi, which is one of his greatest influences, because it essentially emulates his own dream to become a permanent resident on the big, wide seas.

Here’s just a bit about how Hugh Howey’s career kicked off. As a self-proclaimed ‘bum’, he flittered from job to job, writing a couple of things in between them, like short stories, and novellas. He used to be a yacht captain, which was kind of part of his dream to be on the sea, but, he decided, not really for him. He was also a computer repair person, which didn’t quite fit the criteria for his happiness, and then, a bookstore clerk. That was getting there, certainly, but still not quite what he’d been hoping for. In this, Howey is like Frank L. Baum, author of the Wizard of Oz books, in his long history of jobs before writing brought any success.

Hugh Howey often read many books about sailing, and being free on the ocean, and when he moved to Charleston, he made a lot of friends who lived on small sailboats, and that’s what he ended up doing. He lived on his boat for five years, but as he started to run a bit low on money, he realised that he had to find a job, and find one quickly, so he became a yacht captain, the first in a long string of jobs to maintain his life on the sea.

It wasn’t until a few years later that he moved to be with his significant other back onto the steadiness that land brought. It was a type of stability for Hugh Howey, and he became engrossed in things such as boat shows to get ideas for his dream home, ultimately on the sea.

Although his life on the sea was fantastic, his love for his other half prevailed, but that didn’t mean his love for the sea was abandoned in any way. His dreams were there, to still sail all around the world, to feel that kind of freedom he loved so dearly.

At this point, he’d decided to focus on his other dream; to be a successful writer, and that certainly was a fruitful endeavor. After writing many, many stories between the jobs he had, he began a very successful career in literature.

Hugh Howey’s career in literature, it could be said, has its beginnings when he began Wool as a standalone short fiction piece. It was when he decided to expand it into a novel, and publish it with a small publishing house. Now, here’s where it all changed for Hugh Howey. His book, Wool, gained him instant success with Amazon’s self-publishing system. With his book on Amazon earning $100,000 a month, it eventually a deal with Simon and Schuester, a publishing giant, and then, it was the start of a long, and arduous career in literature, just like he had always dreamed of. After he grew impatient with the long process that publishing entailed, Howey decided Amazon’s self-publishing system was more for him. Wool became the first of the Silo series, with nine books in them in total, and there have been multiple companies interested in creating adaptations of Wool, such as Lionsgate,the company in charge of adapting the prolific box office giant, the Hunger Games trilogy, in a similar genre to the Silo series, and 20th Century Fox, and the latter was the successful pursuer, and got the movie rights to the wonderful series.

It is Hugh Howey’s philosophy that the beauty of being a writer is that you can be a writer from anywhere you choose, and that’s what you can draw inspiration from. This is the philosophy that he, himself, has adopted, and sticks to when writing his books.


Hugh Howey’s Wool was released as a short fiction piece in July 2011, but it wasn’t until later that year, due to an excessive demand for more, that he started releasing more, and more parts to create the world of Wool. It was then when he published it on Amazon, and it blew up the best-seller charts, and so began the ascension of Hugh Howey into the literary world. The Wool novellas are part of the Silo series, and they are comprised of nine books, and it is a post-apocalyptic universe that has captured the imaginations of readers everywhere. Wool follows the tale of how the human race is on the verge of extinction.

Silo is an underground city, and Wool follows the story of a character named Holston. In Wool, Holston is fixated on the death of his wife, and his whole world is turned upside down. The rest of the stories in the volume Wool centre around Holston.

Shift, the second book in the series tends to expand on this idea, and it involves robotics, and cell synthesising. It is the second book in the series that has given Hugh Howey the name that he has; to be one of science fiction’s newest authors.

Shift focuses more on the city of Silo, and its origins, and societal conventions, an integral part of how the series progresses.

Of his novels and novellas, Wool is first book by Hugh Howey to be turned into a movie adaptation by 20th Century Fox.

In addition to his Silo series, Hugh Howey has written the Molly Fyde series, a number of anthologies, short stories, standalones, and most notably, the Wayfinding series, a series very close to his heart.

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