Hugh Howey

( 2012 ) ISBN: 1476735115

Imagine if the bombs went off in the 50's and people really did end up living under ground in a single giant vertical city called a silo. A giant stairwell connecting everything from mechanical and farming down below to administration and legal up at the top. Their only view of the outside being giant wall sized screens showing a dead world for a few hundred meters in every direction. Every once in a while, someone breaks a rule, is sent to clean the cameras and die in plain view and rot for generations as a lesson to all inside. Yes the stairwell is a metaphor for social castes, there is a struggle for power, and everything is not as it seems. Parallels to the modern world... check!


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