Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey

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

Film Review: Quarantine

I am literally checking over my shoulder as I write this review in my unlit office. If my wife were to sneak up behind me right now and “boo” me, it would be grounds for divorce. We just got through watching Quarantine in our pitch-black living room and we both feel like we’ve lost a year off of our lives. You’ve seen how they never manage to stop an outbreak in most horror films, right? They’re always trying to quarantine off the infected, but they do a horrible job of…

Film Review: District 9

Say it three times: There is no genre like science fiction. There is no genre like science fiction. There is no genre like science fiction. And films like District 9 are proof. Continuing a stellar run of speculative fiction over the last few years (Fountain, Moon, Children of Men) District 9 strikes that perfect balance of tickling our brains while tormenting our hearts. All the great action/adventure cliches are here to drive the plot along, but the filler, the satire of the human condition, is really what sets this film…