Wool
Wool
Originally a self-published series of novels Hugh Howey’s Wool saw hardcover release from Simon Schuster last month. In this post-apocalyptic novel readers are introduced to a society of humans living in what seems to be a silo transformed into an underground habitation. One hundred levels deep the people of this silo are focused on living their lives and surviving below ground. In those instances when dissatisfaction, or even optimism about the outside world, occurs the people are given what they want: the chance to go outside; a chance that invariably leads to death.
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Over at Omnivoracious N. K. Jemisin, author of the stellar fantasy novel The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, has a list of her top ten reads of 2010. Titles range from the recent history release 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, the politically charged Deer Hunting with Jesus, to the postapocalyptic Who Fears Death. Visit Amazon’s Omnivoracious for the full list.

Don’t forget that N. K. Jemisin’s debut The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and its sequel The Broken Kingdoms are well worth a read for fans of fantasy.