Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey

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

Up next…

Due to unpopular demand, I, ZOMBIE will be next. The progress bar over there to the left just took a jump, both in percentage completion and up to the top of the queue. Starting tomorrow, I’m back in writing mode. Which means heavy sessions of detailing the contents of human abdomens until roughly 10:00 in the morning every morning.

Target release: late June. We close on our new house May 11 and will be moving the first week of June, so if I manage to meet this deadline, it’ll be a miracle.

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That would be vampires.

(that suck)

/joke over

Anyway! First Shift is really really good. I have very quickly become quite fond of this series: after finishing First Shift I went back and reread Wool. And now I’m rereading First Shift, and while zombies have their moments … I’ll be very happy to see Second Shift! :-)

Yay! Bring on the hordes of undead who are self aware and find themselves so utterly disgusting that they want to kill themselves but can’t. :)

Somebody shoot me, I’m dead!

Hugh, I haven’t read much zombie material. In anticipation of the I, Zombie…are there any books or movies a fan should get hold of? I guess I’m wondering what materials have influenced your zombie intelligence.

That’s a rather tough deadline. Packing jokes aside, moving never goes as smoothly as you’d like it to go. Don’t stress yourself out too much. I don’t think anyone will mind if you miss that deadline by a week or three. Just don’t lose your notes :)

Excited about this news. I have never been a huge Zombie person other than laughing at people who truely believe that will be the cause of the end of the world but I have recently enjoyed Re-watching Zombieland and the Tv series The Walking Dead in anticipation of this release!

WooHoo… More IP’s for Hugh! I can’t wait mate… your reading was awesome and I know a few people who also can’t wait…

That would be a “shuffle” of zombies coming our way, right? Based on the reading, I think this is going to catch people by surprise.

I LOVE ZOMBIES! Hugh you can’t fail me on this one. You got me hooked on the Wool saga and have quickly become my favorite author! No pressure though…seriously though, don’t screw this up :-)

I applaud your ambition with this. I’m very frustrated that I’ll have to wait for more silo story, but maybe you’ll help me understand the zombie craze a little. One thing that’s really got me puzzled is how do the zombie’s digestive tract is supposed to work?

Don’t worry, Seymore, you won’t have to wait long for SECOND SHIFT.

I think zombies appeal because they reflect the human condition. Dead brains, shuffling forward, no free will, consuming one another. Or something like that.

Their digestive tracks work much like ours. But a lot slides through. I think the films miss this, the stained pants and rivers of gore streaming out the cuffs.

I have been a reader of sci fi my whole life. Wool is very well done and the writer is fully in control of all phases of the genre. I can’t wait for the next one! Oh and I could mention I hate zombies. I think mankind is better than that.

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