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The Wool Series is a series of five science fiction novellas by Hugh Howey. It is the beginning of the Silo Series, which consists of nine novellas in total. The first novella was published in 2011. The series has also been adapted to a graphic novel.

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In the book Wool, why does it take them so long to climb down the stairs in the silo?

I’m reading Wool for a book club I’m in and we are all very confused. I’m on chapter 12 and they’ve just made mention of the fact that it takes them two days to descend the stairs of the silo and will ...
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How did Solo (and some others) survive Silo 17's destruction?

In the second book of the Silo saga, Shift, we learn that Solo witnessed the destruction of his Silo. He also notes the releasing of a gas, but doesn't seem to care about it. Later, in Dust, we learn ...
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How many people live in a silo?

I don't know if it has ever been mentioned or estimated at least, considering the few descriptions we have. Do we know how many people live in a silo?
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Where did the animals come from?

In the second book of the Silo series, Shift, Jimmy "Solo" mentions two kind of animals: Flies flying over his poop. Fishes in the flooded bottom of the silo. Considering we are in a sealed ...
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Why is the first book of the Silo series called Wool?

The first bool of Silo series is called Wool. In France, it is simply called Silo. I may have missed something in the story because I don't remember any reference to "sheep hair"... So what does ...
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Is there a competition between all the Silos?

I read the two first Silo books (Wool and Origins) and at this point, I may have missed some explanations because I didn't understantd all hints. At some point, Donald realizes Silos probably won't ...
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What was the purpose of the servers in each silo?

According to Dust, each silo's IT level houses 50 servers arranged in the same spatial pattern as the 50 silos themselves. But why? The diggers were already pointed in the right direction to escape ...
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Question about silo project in Dust

In Dust, the most recent installment of the Silo Saga, Donald and his sister use a drone to discover that the Earth outside the immediate area of the 50 silos is not destroyed and is in fact green and ...
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Short story source for "Wool"

I remember very clearly reading a science fiction short story years ago that is EXTREMELY reminiscent of the plot of "Wool". I would really appreciate anyone who can identify it, because with what ...
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What is the cataclysm that befalls Earth in Wool?

In the Wool series; specifically, Wool 6: First Shift, The landscape of the world definitely jives with this. However, whenever someone goes out into the world, Does the series reveal what is the ...
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