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

  1. OK… those are indeed badass…

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

  3. Those are awesome! They would go so well with my Dust release swag.

  4. I must have one!

    Are they going to be available elsewhere?

    1. I have a feeling that after I hand out 300 of them at an event in San Francisco, that they’ll be all over eBay. And be pretty cheap.

      1. When are you going to be in SF????

        1. September 9th and 10th. Recording a training seminar. It’ll be live. With an audience. They’ll all go home with copies of the books on these USB cards.

          1. I want to buy one from you. $10 on your website?

          2. Cool! You’re coming to SF! Is it possible for regular Joe’s to come to the seminar?

          3. Yup! As long as they aren’t sold out! Check CreativeLIVE for details.

      2. 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.

        1. I think some will be available by other means. I may have them for sale once the box set is available, probably around Thanksgiving.

          1. Oh my. A box set. That gives me goosebumps!

  5. Indeed, what Levi said!

    We’ll need more than just one!


  6. 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!

  7. SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. 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…


  9. NEED ONE! Definitely badass!! Hoping!!!

  10. You never fail to amaze me, don’t forget to Molly Fyde this idea!

  11. Wow – these are awesome! I can’t wait to read dust…

  12. :o Mouth Drops… Eyes Bulge… Holy @#%&

  13. Yep…this is right at the top of ” gotta haves”

  14. 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….

  15. These look amaaaaazing !!!!

  16. 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.

  17. Hugh,

    What training seminar? I live a few hours away from SF. Would definitely consider making the drive.

    1. I don’t have all the details just yet. Just know the dates and the gist.

  18. So very cool. Just signed up for your newsletter. Following you on fb and Goodreads.

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

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  21. 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.

    1. It’s possible. Stay tuned.

  22. Ok, so it turns out I am already subscribed… So… when was the last time you sent out one of these said newsletters?

    1. 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. :)

  23. 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.

  24. 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 :)

  25. Claire L. Fishback Avatar
    Claire L. Fishback

    Must have one.

  26. Drooling…will work for USB

  27. That’s very near what you wrote in my signed books.

  28. Marsha Bachmeier Avatar
    Marsha Bachmeier

    I think that is the coolest USB I’ve ever seen! :)

  29. That is so F*cking AWESOME!!!!

    I want one!

  30. I WAAAAAAAAANT one….!

  31. It should have a silo number too!

  32. Trying to figure a way to crash a Training Seminar…..

  33. I totally want one of those, they are awesome!!

  34. Very sweet. Great series.

  35. Okay, Hugh, those are too cool. I’m sure you’ve heard this classic “Fallout Shelter” song, but if you haven’t already picked it for your theme song, give it a whirl:

    Cheers. :)

  36. Super excited to read the third in this series! I also agree those USB’s are pretty cool! :)

    p.s. Write more!


  37. Margaret Buckley Avatar
    Margaret Buckley

    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. :)

  38. Hot damn, they are awesome looking Hughie collectables. Me wants right now. Myyy Precccciousssss.

  39. These are brilliant, how do we get one in the UK

  40. Thanks for a wonderful ride Hugh!!

  41. Hi,

    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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