The Shift Omnibus

The Shift Omnibus

eBook - 2013
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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. This is the sequel to the New York Times bestselling WOOL series.
Publisher: [San Bernadino, CA : CreateSpace, 2013]
ISBN: 9781620510919
162051091X
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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isaachar
Dec 17, 2016

The 2nd part of the Silo series, which is both a sequel and prequel. This book puts the story of the first and third books into context, explaining how things get how they are...and how things are worst than you thought.

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finn75
Dec 13, 2016

Excellent follow up to Wool. Explains how the silos came about and the people behind them. Really looking forward to the next in the trilogy!

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danomcd
Nov 15, 2016

Like some of the other reviewers I struggled with whether I wanted to have the secrets of the silos dispelled or not. However, I finally read it and flew through the 600pgs. The way that this story wove through the timeline was excellent and it was a solid addition to Shift.
A must read for any fans of dystopian fiction.

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PearlyBaker
Jun 29, 2016

I did not even want to read this one but had find out how everyone left on the planet ended up in giant silo's. And I certainly did not want to actually enjoy one of my trite, vacuous dystopian indulgences, especially now since half the day I spend weeping while reading Gloria Steinem's new piece. However I could not put Shift down and it actually helped me respect Silo Omnibus a little more. I feel now that Silo was meant to be so desperately dark and boring to help the reader truly understand what it would feel like to live out your entire life in a dank silo. That once again a nano singularity played a part in the apocalypse only added to my guilty pleasure and LMOE fantasy.

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 04, 2016

Shift isn't a bad sci-fi thriller, but it does take away some of the mystery and intrigue introduced in Wool.

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goldbrick
Nov 16, 2015

Fastest I ever went through 600 pages. Great follow up. Looking forward to the third book in the series. Dust I believe it's titled.

DevilStateDan Jul 14, 2015

I was keen to get into this straight away after finishing book1; WOOL.
It's a decent continuation of the story but without the punch & rawness of the first instalment. Inclusion of some new characters seems somewhat amiss somehow & didn't strike this reader with much substance.
See you in book3 Hugh Howey!
This book took care of #ReadATrilogy (book2) for my #2015ReadingChallenge

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stewstealth
Jun 18, 2015

Prequel to the author's novel Wool. the characterizations are well done, the narrative is solid and the pace steady. Worth reading if your are interested.

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Nerf
May 24, 2015

This book was very good. The world building of the silos and the way they view things and use stair analogies, etc, is very good. He is able to get into the heads of how people who have lived their lives in a silo might think. However, the suspension of disbelief is stretched a bit too far in this novel in terms of people in silo 1 actually continuing to go along with things. A little slow in some spots, but overall good. Wool was great, looking forward to Dust.

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Hyacinth22
Feb 08, 2015

I had two failed attempts to read this before a friend told me to stick with it. I was at least 125 pages in when it started to take hold and then finished it in no time. If I was watching a movie, that would be a good half hour in! I also say to stick with it as it IS worth it and I loved WOOL so much that I really need to see how it ends (or for this book, how it started!)

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