First Shift - Legacy

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In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate.

In the same year, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme trauma. A simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event.

At almost the ...

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Overview

In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate.

In the same year, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme trauma. A simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event.

At almost the same moment in humanity's broad history, mankind had discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall. And the ability to forget it ever happened.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475154771
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/5/2012
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 784,307
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Hugh Howey spent 8 years working as a yacht captain. When he was pulled away from the sea by the love of his life, he turned to his childhood dream of becoming an author. His Molly Fyde series has won praise from reviewers, and now his Wool series has become a #1 bestseller, with Random House publishing in the UK and Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian securing the film rights.

He lives in Jupiter, Florida with his wife Amber and their dog Bella.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Enjoyable backgrounder for the Wool series

    First Shift could be read standalone, but is intended as a prequel to Howey's Wool series of dystopian novels. It is built atop the "grey goo" science fiction concept (google grey goo for exact origin) that speculates what could happen if self-replicating nanobots were created that fed on carbon or carbon-based lifeforms, destroying all life on earth in a matter of days.

    Howey builds his story around the intentional release of the nanobots as a super secret Manhatten type project to premeptively destroy the world before the "bad guys" do it first. There are obvious questions raised about who are the "bad guys", and the answer is left to the reader to decide - however Hewey's characters are typically fighters for truth and justice, and battle the powers that control their lives "for their own good". But the moral dilemma, thankfully, is shown to be complex - grey you might say - not simple black and white.

    If you read Wool - and you should - you'll enjoy the backstory presented here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    The story behind Wool

    I sped through the Wool Omnibus and immediate bought this one to read. First Shift takes a step back and looks at how the silos were first conceived of and formed. The story is told in shifting points-of-view: the first Donald, a junior Congressional Representative who gets tapped to work on a super secret project by his mentor; and the second Troy, a worker in Silo One who is woken out of cryosleep to take his sift being the leader of the Fifty Silos.

    This book is haunting in its possibilities. It's not too out of the box to conceive of a situation arising that would lead to the creation of the silos.

    The ending made me want the next book NOW. Howey ends the story at a point where the past meets up with the present of Wool, and it is utterly frustrating to not be able to find out what happens next.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Brilliant!

    If you enjoyed the first five, then six is for you! First Shift gives us the begining of the silo saga filling in many blanks and giving us so much more to look forward to. Who built the silos? How did they build them? And why are you still reading this? Get this book and dig in!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2012

    I really enjoyed this book especially after reading the Wool Ser

    I really enjoyed this book especially after reading the Wool Series. It did give a lot of insight on how things came to be and more insight into the heart of the matter. I don't want to give too much detail and ruin it for those who have yet to read Wool or First Shift Legacy. The end of the book leaves a lot of anticipation for the next installment in the series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    Excellent prequel to WOOL.. but read AFTERWARDS

    Loved it, but read after you read WOOL.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    Great Conclusion

    Caps the Wool series very nicely (read Wool first if you have'nt). Different charactors, but this did not matter to me because I quickly became invested in the new cast as is typical with Howley. I chewed through this book just like I did with Wool Omnibus and was very satisfied. Highly recommended!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Wool universe. Just not Wool

    I thoroughly enjoyed Wool and the world it's set in.

    For me, I did not need to know how the world came to be. I think it was better left for all of us to imagine our own beginnings.

    While I get the intended criticism of the unwitting Congressmen, the addition of our real world politics into Wool fell flat for me.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Read Wool first.

    Every bit as good as Wool by the same author. You will be captivated.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Another exciting and unnerving entry in the Silo series.

    The Silo series is one of the most involving works of Science Fiction that I have read. This entry is no different. It is interesting to note that, even though this is a prequel series, it is fully enhanced if you have the knowledge of the Wool omnibus prior to reading First Shift.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2014

    Excellent book!

    Goes back to see how the silos first came to be. Love this series! Each time I get to the end of one, I have to start on the next to see what happens!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    klmellott

    Loved it!!!!!!

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  • Posted April 2, 2013

    Wonderful continuation of Wool Omnibus. Scary to think this cou

    Wonderful continuation of Wool Omnibus. Scary to think this could actually happen. Can't wait to read Second shift.....hopefully some of the questions raised in my mind will be answered soon!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Slower, still good

    Dont't read before wool! It's still a mystery full of twist and turns, like wool, but moved slower. On to Second shift...

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  • Posted January 17, 2013

    I have to say, as much as I enjoyed the first five, I really enj

    I have to say, as much as I enjoyed the first five, I really enjoyed First Shift! First Shift gives us the beginning of the silo saga filling in many blanks and giving us so much more to look forward to. Who built the silos? How did they build them? And why are you still reading this?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Excellent book

    An excellant addition to the wool series. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    Must Read!

    Make sure to read the Wool Series before this. Amazing books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Very good

    Terrific prequel to the Wool series - read wool first to get most out of it. Looking forward to next in the series

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

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    Recommend

    Very good book. It was interesting to see how the Silo's began and why the world is as it is in the Wool books.

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

    Wonderful back-story to the WOOL series. Even better history of

    Wonderful back-story to the WOOL series. Even better history of the Silos than I had imagined! The ending left me anxiously awaiting the rest of the series.

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

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    As soon as I finished the Wool Omnibus I immediately bought this

    As soon as I finished the Wool Omnibus I immediately bought this book because I don't want the story to end. This is a really nice set-up that explains how/why the world of Wool came to be.

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