First Shift: Legacy

First Shift Legacy In 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 a

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 discoIn 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.

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First Shift: Legacy

  1. I m the author of WOOL, a top 5 science fiction book on I also wrote the Molly Fyde saga, a tale of a teenager from the 25th century who is repeatedly told that girls can t do certain things and then does them anyway.A theme in my books is the celebration of overcoming odds and of not allowing the cruelty of the universe to change who you are in the process Most of them are classified as science fiction, since they often take place in the future, but if you love great stories and memorable characters, you ll dig what you find here I promise.

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  1. It has come to my attention that perhaps I was a bit hard on Hugh I m not a misogynist, some of my best friends have ovaries Howey Thus, a friend lent me First Shift so I could review the book, not the author After all, don t I know that Hugh Howey is one of the preeminent science fiction authors of our time, if not ALL TIME So let s review In the year 2049, a neophyte Congressman from Georgia, Donald Keene whose intellect is anything but , comes to Washington and does absolutely nothing with re [...]

  2. I ve read a review that states that this book is better than Wool Omnibus Edition but I don t agree I do however believe that the book is fantastic It s twice now that Hugh Howey was able to delight me to the point that I just didn t want to stop reading It s possible that I found the Omnibus better as that story while connected to this one seems complete while First Shift will be followed by Second Shift and Third Shift The only thing to do now, is to start on the Molly Fyde books The problem w [...]

  3. I m struggling with the number of stars for this one 3.5 stars would be my choice I finished a couple of days ago and I ve been struggling with how I feel about First Shift.I devoured Wool Omnibus, loved it The characters were real, they felt real Wool O is one of the best science fiction stories I have ever read and I ve been reading science fiction since 1966 I m OLD I believed the sociology and psychology of life in the Silo And I love all the other Howey stories I ve read I wanted so much to [...]

  4. Although it s interesting to get the background of how the Silos came to be and why the history is lost, a lot of this just feels like the Exposition Fairy went on a bender But as usual Howey s characters are fully realized people and the writing is engaging The end pulled this from a 3 to 4 to me because of how it ties to the original 5 stories.Now for the nitpicks view spoiler I didn t fully realize it until this book, but there are no gay characters in the Silos that we know of Then this book [...]

  5. While I liked the Wool series, the Shift sequels were a return to the form of Hugh Howey I saw in the one Molly Fyde novel I drudged through Pretty uninspired, slow storytelling, focusing on the wrong things With a lot of cumbersome dialogue thrown in for good measure If you liked the pacing and imagination of Wool, you ll probably be disappointed with Shift For one thing, Howey spend far too much of the Shift novels on a pretty unbelievable and boring prequel story, which explains in detail fa [...]

  6. Once again, here I am in the minority Apparently, Howey is a self publishing god of sorts, with Ridley Scott optioning film rights and Random House giving him an incredible traditional publishing deal Howey has made huge amounts of money from ebooks and has many, many fans.You know, I could be one of those fans There s something about his writing that attracts me that wanting to know However, what I ve read just hasn t attracted me enough to want to spend money.After hearing about Wool, I read [...]

  7. Reading this series is like working on a very detailed and intricate jigsaw puzzle You start reading and a few of the puzzle pieces fit together and you can see a small section of the puzzle But it is enough to have yearnings to understand this place and people Then additional puzzle pieces come and you are delighted to see bigger sections of the whole, yet you are always left with curiosity for This most recent work of our friend Hugh brings clarity to this world by answering one of the bigge [...]

  8. 4 StarsIt has been a while since I read the wonderful books that compose Wool Silo 1 I enjoyed the world, the plot, and the writing of Hugh Howey First Shift Legacy really would be a great launching point for this whole series minus the fact that it would create some early spoilers.This novel and series for that matter is a near future post apocalyptic story Howey has split this book into two separate points of view that are nearly 200 years apart This makes it easy for us to get to know the two [...]

  9. I m halfway through this installment to the silo series and I m hooked I m trying to make it last but cant wait to get through it either.update Just finished first shift loved it and it s a great addition to the series and just makes me want I loved the political aspect and how plausible it seems I ll admit, I love a good conspiracy so I m biased, but the realism of this story kindly hits u.

  10. Read this follow up to Wool for post apocalyptic book club Shift contains three parts, Legacy, Order, and Pact Each is also available as a separate publication, but I recommend the omnibus edition I also recommend reading Wool first, even though the events here precede it chronologically If you ve read Wool you know the scenario survivors of a mysterious apocalypse living in massive underground silos, struggling to survive in the face of social oppression, dwindling resources and mechanical deca [...]

  11. I liked this addition to the Wool universe I was unable to put it down Once again Mr Howey draws us in with lifelike characters that emotionally resonate, like this story has already happened and he s just explaining it to us It s an amazing gift to make the future seem so close It s gripping and fast paced, but still manages to retain the same poignancy we all loved in the Wool series.We begin in 2049, following around Congressman Donald Keene as he is given a project to design a skyscraperunde [...]

  12. I wanted to like this book than I did Wool is a great series and I was excited to jump back into that world Much as I wanted to love this prequel, it just doesn t stand up to the other stories.First Shift switches back and forth between two separate timelines In the immediate future, a junior Congressman and former architecture student named Donald is largely unwittingly roped into designing parts of what will become Silo 1 In the distant future, Troy is the leader of Silo 1, working his first [...]

  13. I have very mixed feelings about First Shift.I was immensely surprised to find out how much I liked the first five Wool volumes I bought into the mystery I felt it and the exposition were handled just right by an amazing talent I was completely satisfied by where it began and where it ended I did not require answers to questions I considered superfluous.When I noticed First Shift, I circled for a time I was loath to find out whatever secrets it might yield But curiosity won out.I do not question [...]

  14. I loved Howey s first Wool stories, collected into the Omnibus edition I gave that book a five star rating, but this one left me less delighted The other stories happen in a world of Howey s creation, and it s a leaving and breathing world that mostly makes sense This book, by contrast, happens in our world or the world of 2049, anyway and it is full of nonsensical situations Where the rest of the Wool series seems anchored in reality, this one required several leaps of faith that I was unable t [...]

  15. I stretched this prequel out for seven whole days and I consider this to be an amazing feat of self restraint The whole time the story nagged and pleaded with my subconscious, begging me for another hit, whispering promises, and saying just one .Hugh Howey is a crack dealer, but it s a sweet, sweet, addiction.

  16. I was a fan of the Wool series, even before I was privileged to enjoy a bit of ongoing banter with the author and some other readers This book is a good addition to the series It is worthy of 5 stars for its originality, 4 stars for writing, but only 3 stars for length As a standalone it is almost amazing Like a five star book that just needs to be a bit longer, a bit fuller, pack a bit of a punch There was a love triangle, but it didn t hook me There was a great ending, that didn t quite make [...]

  17. Let me just start off by saying that I love this series and I think that Howey is an unbelievably talented imaginative writer That said, I must admit that I was very disappointed with this book for several reasons While it retained the same flavor as Wool, the story felt rushed and a bit disjointed I would rather have waited another year gotten a better story than this story My biggest issues with it are much weightier than that, however view spoiler First the deep freezing of the women children [...]

  18. This is a really interesting series, both in terms of actual content and in terms of the way it s been written and released In some ways it feels like a TV series than a series of books it s clear that the author is discovering things about his world and his characters as he writes The books are self published on , but they re not at all amateurish They re certainly of higher quality than a lot of traditionally published mass market SF paperbacks the writing is solid, and they re adequately cop [...]

  19. How come I ve never heard of Hugh Howey He s quickly becoming a favorite author Three cheers for self publishing indie authors Three cheers for and the Kindle that make these books available to me Here s a disclaimer if I could write code to make these words shine with flashing lights, I would write it here Before you pick up First Shift Legacy, you MUST read the Wool Omnibus first Not should read first MUST read first.Wool is the beginning of an incredible story It s world is mysterious and su [...]

  20. I simply cannot get enough Wool The one complaint that I have with post apocalyptic fiction, generally, is that it tends to be very depressing That s understandable, given the nature of the genre something really bad happened, a bunch of people died off in really horrible ways, and now let s begin our story The Wool series is no different, and all of these books can be really depressing, but for some reason, I just don t care The stories are just that good That was true for Wool 1 5, and it s ju [...]

  21. I sped through the Wool Omnibus and immediate bought this one to read First Shift takes a step back and looks at how the silos were first conceived of and formed The story is told in shifting points of view the first Donald, a junior Congressional Representative who gets tapped to work on a super secret project by his mentor and the second Troy, a worker in Silo One who is woken out of cryosleep to take his sift being the leader of the Fifty Silos This book is haunting in its possibilities It s [...]

  22. Not as suspenseful as the other installments in the series, but still a good read and certainly intrigued to see where he goes from here For something that, I think, started as a single short story indeed, almost just a picture impressive to see where he has taken it I suppose, too, this speaks well of and the rise of the ebook estory but for that, doubt Howrey would have anything like the success he s achieved.

  23. Howey s done it again This prequel to the Wool series is fantastic and I can t wait for the next installment One caution the book is great but the five star impact of this book can only be achieved after having first read the Wool series.

  24. The first five episodes books were actually very engaging and enjoyable I didn t think much of the First Wool 1 book because it was just a Short Story, with unanswered questions and logic gaps I chose not to proceed with Wool 2 Many weeks later, in a weak moment, with nothing else immediately available on my Reader, I started on Wool 2 I got Hooked Read all of the Omnibus 2 5 with intent interest and enjoyed it all immenselygood science fiction not science fantasy SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERTSPOI [...]

  25. Very good prequel for the Wool series It was great to understand the events that lead up to the Silos being built and occupied While it was very well written, it didn t engage me quite as much as Wool on an emotional level with the main character Wool had some very strong protagonists, esp Juliette I didn t get as wrapped up in Donald s story because he didn t inspire me in the way she did She was fighting against the system where as Donald Troy was somewhat complicit with the system yes, for ve [...]

  26. Wool was wonderful Since Wool is a post apocalyptic set in far in the future, the unknown or the unexplained is taken for granted, and believing what the author narrates is easier since non one has seen the future so it all fantasy and make believe But when the setting is just 30 years in the future in a setting supposed to be very similar to the current times, it is very difficult to believe things as is the author needs to explain how things have come to the way they are This is where First Sh [...]

  27. This was a nail biter It s like you re shivering because you know there s a hungry monster waiting under your bed for you to stick an arm or a leg out for it to eat, but you figure if you don t move or make noise until morning, it ll go away But the next night, it starts all over again.This was set before Wool Omnibus EditionEach chapter went back and forth from pre post apocalyse, to just before the events in Wool happened, then it met up where the Omnibus edition ended So I expect the next ins [...]

  28. Although I didn t enjoy this book as much as the others and it took me a while to get into it I m glad I stuck through it I read Wool 1 5 straight after each other so it was quite easy to catch on where I left off Quite some time had passed before I started reading Wool 6 and I kept on questioning whether I should know the characters.I really enjoyed the book though after I realised that these were new characters and it was great to realise how the silos came to being Will definitely read the re [...]

  29. The Wool novels were sort of entertaining as a description of a self contained dystopian nightmare world, even though many elements were wildly unconvincing This book is just bad tries to give the background explanation for the building of the silos that appear in the Wool novels The explanation , the plot, the characters, the dialog, the insight into human nature are so flimsy and unrealistic that the novel is barely readable I was looking forward to reading the Shift series, but I am stopping [...]

  30. See, the thing about the Wool books is that even when you know, you can just tell, what the author has planned, it s still a blast when you read it I found myself just as desperate as Donny racing towards his wife at the end, just as eager to reach the climax and if you ve read any of these books, you know the climax will be a bitch The Wool books seem to be perfectly balanced with story and shedding just enough light on the underlying mythology so that you think that you get it but you really d [...]

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