Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey

Bestselling author of Wool and other books. Currently sailing around the world.

Deconstructing the Humanization of Delphi IV

One of the best tools I have for making sure my telling of Molly’s story is both honest and compelling is, ironically, her Academy records. I have every paper Molly wrote, from Junior Academy book reports to a pre-action tactical assignment she wrote just prior to the Tchung Affair. Here’s a sample from one of her essays (picking up on the second page). I think it’s a fair representation of her unique mixture of iconoclasm, creative thinking, and human decency. ************************************* It is clear, therefore, that Dr. Glav Jones has…

Digging for the Science

I apologize in advance to my friends at NASA, who are eagerly anticipating the results of my research. Many of them have taken an interest in what I’m doing, but I believe they are going to be surprised to discover something. I know I was. Molly’s story is about people and relationships, not about gadgets and gizmos. As a geek, (and someone who likely suffers from an autism spectrum disorder) I was confused by the focus of my source material. The vast majority of it recounts conversations, feelings, people and…

My First Fans

I have fans! Who knew? I would like to thank the two sharp-dressed gentlemen that stopped by this evening. I really wish I could remember what agency you were from, all I recall is your badges looked like tricky Scrabble racks. I’m extremely honored that you found my blog and took an interest in my story… it’s only been in the public domain for three days! Excellent job in monitoring the airwaves, I must say. Next time, if you want to come inside, just ask. Really, I mean it. No…

The Anti-Cassandra Complex?

One of the things I try to avoid thinking about is that I’m putting together a puzzle whose pieces haven’t even been created yet. I can’t help but believe in this story, that it has already happened. Then a date will remind me: I’m sorting through the future. The big joke here is that I am a propellant guy. I work with solid-state fuels. Worked, I should say. Anyway, the last few months before I was laid off, I was becoming more of a chemist than a physicist. And I’ve…

Finding One’s Way

I spent the first few weeks reading, non-stop. I didn’t concern myself with photos and diagrams at first. I was too absorbed digging through a mystery that spanned the entire Milky Way. Slowly, I branched away from the text to learn my way around The Reader. The search functions have opened a lot of doors, as have the active bookmarks. My humble blog is far simpler, by comparison, but I would like to point out a few features that may help you get the most out of it. I dearly…