Hugh Howey

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

The ‘S’ in USB Stands for ‘Silo’

And the ‘B’ stands for ‘Badass’.

Yes, indeed, these babies are getting made. I’m going to have five extra to give away to random newsletter subscribers. If you don’t subscribe already, the form is at the top of my home page or over there to the left of this post. Each USB stick will contain WOOL, SHIFT, and DUST in both .epub and .mobi, with directions for how to load them onto your reading device.

58 replies to “The ‘S’ in USB Stands for ‘Silo’”

So how, pray tell, do I get my hands on one of these without having to be one of the lucky 5?

How much do you think they’ll be going for on eBay? And is there any other way we can get them without being one of the lucky five subscribers or 300 Californians?

I think these are right up there with soundtrack for Into Darkness and the BBC Sherlock… :D Whoever came up with these are absolute geniuses.

Dude, those are awesome. I’d want one even if they didn’t come with the books loaded on them (I already have Wool and Shift). They are just badass!

So… What’s the ‘U’ stand for? Ultimate?
Yeah, I like that one more…

But on another note… if you are going to have 5 extra to give away… what are happening to the others? The non-extra ones that is… but anywho…


So….can I unsubscribe and resubscribe maniacally to get multiple entries? Can I sign up as my imaginary friends using various email addresses to increase my odds? Work with me, here, man….

I love that they are credit card size. I would look forward to whipping that bad boy out of my wallet with a look of determined world ending urgency.

Those usb cards are just dripping in swagu sauce! Would love to have one (or two or three). :D

Will they be available in any other way. They are seriously very cool. Well worth paying for. Costs up to and including first born son will be acceptable.

I send them out around release day. People get annoyed by them if more regular, I think. Whenever I send one out, I get a few “HOW DO I UNSUBSCRIBE FROM YOUR SPAM?” emails. :)

The treasured promotional USB drives. And hey, even if I don’t get one, I still get the newsletter. Much more rewarding than the ads Tiger Direct seems to want to send me seven times a day.

Badfreakinass indeed! If I get one that’s fabulous! If not, I’ll be reading it and owning it on multiple formats so at least the craving will be satiated even if my pure and utter obsession isn’t :)

Those are really great! I’ll be receiving my signed copy of the book sometime later, I guess, but I always like to read them on an e-reader if I’m wandering about or reading outside. I don’t want to damage the hard copies.
I might get the Kobo version, but not now, going through some broke days here.

Hugh, I’m thrilled that your work is getting the recognition you deserve, and proud to have been “near” you through part of this journey.

My best to Amber, Mollie, the puppy, and you. :)


I was wondering if it might still be possible to buy one of these. They’re amazing, but unfortunately I discovered the series only recently.

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