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Wow, I read exactly 1 of those books. But it was the right wooly one! Though, not much in the way of fantasy and sci-fi on there. (I wouldn't be caught dead reading Robert Jordan again)
 

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I had no idea Wool was optioned by Ridley Scott.  Holy crap.  That is jaw dropping awesome. 

You go Hugh!  Keep blazin' them trails for the rest of us..  ;D
 

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I was telling my RWA chapter about him on last Saturday. About how self-publishers can make it to the big leagues.
 

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Hugh Howey said:
This UK release has been bonkers-insane. I've been keeping the news to myself, as I know it can be a bit much. It seems like something different every day.
Bah - don't keep it to yourself!!! It gives us all encouragement to see you do so well!!

And we can all say, "Yeah, we know him!" :D
 

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So... I know who Hugh Howey is, but the only place I see him talked about is here, so I feel like I'm late coming in on the scene. Am I just ignoring everything outside of Kindleboards, or is he really this well appreciated and looked up to?

And I'm super happy for his success. He and the others who are blazing the trails ahead of us. :)
 

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Madeline said:
I had no idea Wool was optioned by Ridley Scott. Holy crap. That is jaw dropping awesome.

You go Hugh! Keep blazin' them trails for the rest of us.. ;D
That is wild. Congrats Mr. Howey! An honor like that is jaw dropping.
 

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Congratulations, Hugh! (I've lost track of how many times I've typed that in the last year!)
 

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Hugh Howey said:
This UK release has been bonkers-insane. I've been keeping the news to myself, as I know it can be a bit much. It seems like something different every day.
Never hide your light under a bushel -- some of us can use it -- cuts down on the electric bill!!

Sheila
 

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HUGE congrats to Hugh, glad to still he's still climbing that mountain!

And I agree with other, please share....it gives us all hope.  :D
 

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Oh, look.  Another reason to heap praise on Hugh.   :-\

Ahh, you know I'm kidding!  We love you, Hugh.  A big, hearty CONGRATS from your friends in your old home state of NC!   :D
 

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Andrea Pearson said:
So... I know who Hugh Howey is, but the only place I see him talked about is here, so I feel like I'm late coming in on the scene. Am I just ignoring everything outside of Kindleboards, or is he really this well appreciated and looked up to?

And I'm super happy for his success. He and the others who are blazing the trails ahead of us. :)
Hugh is our very own rags-to-riches story. Nice guy, good writer, great storyteller whose book went apes**t - went on to write his own trad-pub ticket, got optioned, became a ka-trillionaire, media darling and poster child for Indie-Makes-Good.

Understand - this guy worked his butt off to make this happen.

And he still finds time to hang out with us here like he's just a mortal person.

But there are some here, having invoked his name by the light of the moon, who know better...
 

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Dee Ernst said:
Hugh is our very own rags-to-riches story. Nice guy, good writer, great storyteller whose book went apes**t - went on to write his own trad-pub ticket, got optioned, became a ka-trillionaire, media darling and poster child for Indie-Makes-Good.

Understand - this guy worked his butt off to make this happen.

And he still finds time to hang out with us here like he's just a mortal person.
I think the words "down to earth" are thrown around with Hugh's name in addition to "nice guy" as well as "insightful mind," "good dancer," and a few others that David Adams reserves for private chats. The point is that he's humble, too, and has a great sense of self-deprecating humor, which might be unexpected from a guy whose success has been the stuff lots of us still dream of. Your success is well-deserved, Hugh, and we just like to bask a little in your reflected glory, it's a nice break from hiding out in the moonlight of obscurity...
 

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And don't forget - Hugh is still writing and releasing at a furious pace, even with all the other stuff going on in his life. Truly inspirational.
 

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Madeline said:
Bah - don't keep it to yourself!!! It gives us all encouragement to see you do so well!!

And we can all say, "Yeah, we know him!" :D
I think it encourages some and pisses off some others.

Here's some craziness I can share, since it won't create a new thread and hopefully not many people will notice (we haven't screamed these from the mountaintops yet. They are on a few product pages, but this is like a secret announcement right here).

The blurb lineup for the print release as of right now:

"With WOOL Hugh Howey has created a new science fiction classic! The riveting storyline and detailed prose sucks you in immediately and makes you feel like you're right there in the silo with his characters. But unlike them, you'll be in no hurry to leave." - Ernie Cline, bestselling author of READY PLAYER ONE

"Howey's WOOL is an epic feat of imagination. You will live in this world." - Justin Cronin, bestselling author of THE PASSAGE

"Exhilarating, intense, addictive." - S.J. Watson, bestselling author of BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

"WOOL is frightening, fascinating, and addictive. In one word, terrific." - Kathy Reichs bestselling author of the Temperance Brennan and Tory Brennan series

"Secrets unfold with just the right pacing… If you're looking for a good post-apocalyptic read, you can't do much better than WOOL." - Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series

"In WOOL, Hugh Howey delivers the key elements of great science fiction: an authentic and detailed future-world; realistic, relatable characters to live in it; and a taut, thoughtful story. Howey's supple, muscular writing is the icing on the cake." - Jonathan Hayes, author of PRECIOUS BLOOD

"The best science fiction stories are like tiny seeds that take root and blossom in the reader's imagination. Hugh Howey presents an entire garden of post-apocalyptic wonder, with weeds and predators, tended by the secret caretakers of a destroyed world. Page-turning sci-fi at its finest." - Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET
 
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