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The third and final book in the Silo Saga has arrived: Dust was released over the weekend.
Following the success of Wool and the sequel Shift, author Hugh Howey has published the conclusion to his series about a future dystopian world. Haven’t yet heard of the sci-fi bestsellers? You might very soon: 20th Century Fox picked up the movie rights with director Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian expressing interest in the film adaptation.
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Amazon launches new comic imprint with titles from George R.R. Martin, Hugh Howey, and more -- EXCLUSIVE
Get ready to see one of George R.R. Martin’s “strangest, darkest, and most twisted” short stories in comic book form.
Amazon Publishing has announced the launch of Jet City Comics, a new imprint devoted to comics and graphic novels, and they already have an impressive lineup of titles on deck. First up is Symposium #1, adapted from the fantasy book series The Foreworld Saga, and October will bring original adaptations of George R.R. Martin’s short story “Meathouse Man” and Hugh Howey’s sci-fi self-publishing phenomenon Wool. Jet City issues will be available as Kindle downloads and print editions.
“My fans have been clamoring for the return of Dunk & Egg ever since the graphic novels of ‘The Hedge Knight’ and ‘The Sworn Sword’ went out of print several years ago,” said author George R.R. Martin in a press release, “so I am delighted to announce that Jet City Comics is bringing them back — newly formatted for digital readers, and in paper for those who still prefer the traditional formats. And Jet City will be bringing you something new as well: the graphic novel ‘Meathouse Man,’ adapted from one of my strangest, darkest, and most twisted short stories by the amazingly talented Raya Golden. I’m pleased and excited to be a part of Jet City’s takeoff. May they fly high.”
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Calling all geeks everywhere! Hugh Howey’s sci-fi sensation Wool has scored a major publishing deal with Simon & Schuster, with hardcover and paperback copies set to be published in March 2013.
Initially self-published as a short story in 2011, Wool was released with very little fanfare — that is, no promotion or formal marketing. However, as word began to spread, the book quickly gained traction, garnering thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Readers begged Howey for more, and one book became two and two became five. “Every single milestone has been a complete shock,” Howey told EW in an email. “I’ve been telling myself for a year now that things have peaked, to brace for impact, and then something else amazing happens.” READ FULL STORY
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