Publisher: John Joseph Adams Books

Publication Date: March 22, 2016

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In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme trauma. A simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event. At almost the same moment in humanity’s broad history, mankind had discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall. And the ability to forget it ever happened.

About the Author

Hugh Howey is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Wool, Shift, Dust, and Sand. His works have been optioned for film and TV, with a feature film in development with Ridley Scott. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have sold more than three million copies worldwide. Hugh lives aboard Wayfinder, a fifty-foot catamaran, on which he plans to sail around the world.

Praise for Shift

An epic feat of imagination. You will live in this world.

—Justin Cronin, best-selling author of The Passage

Brilliantly written…Howey creates a starkly believable and terrifying apocalypse. More and more layers of the dystopian world are unveiled, enticingly paving the way for the sequel Dust.

—Sunday Express

We have been mesmerised with Hugh Howey’s silo stories since we first laid eyes on book one in the trilogy … We’d recommend reading Wool first but you’ll want to have this one ready as we guarantee you’ll be unable to put it down. Perfect sunshine reading, wouldn’t you say?

—Grazia Daily

The anxiety, the claustrophobia and the lethargy he conjures are heartfelt and convincing.

—The Observer

Spoken about in the same breath as The Hunger Games and The Passage.

—Independent on Sunday (praise for the Wool Trilogy)

Thrilling, thought-provoking and memorable … one of dystopian fiction’s masterpieces alongside the likes of 1984 and Brave New World.

—Daily Express (praise for the Wool Trilogy)