Shift
ISBN: 0544839641
EAN13: 9780544839649
Language: English
Pages: 576
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platforms 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 discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall. And the ability to forget it ever happened. This is the second volume in theNew York Timesbest-selling Wool series.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover An epic feat of imagination. You will live in this world. Justin Cronin, best-selling author of The Passage In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech outlined the hardware and software platforms that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, a television program aired 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 discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall ... and the ability to forget it ever happened. In Shift , the second volume of the New York Times best-selling Silo trilogy, Hugh Howey goes back to show the first days of the Silo, and the beginning of the end. Brilliantly written ... Howey creates a starkly believable and terrifying apocalypse. More and more layers of the dystopian world are unveiled, enticingly paving the way for the sequel. Sunday Express [AU PHOTO] HUGH HOWEY is the author of the New York Times and USA Today best-selling Silo trilogy ( Wool, Shift, and Dust ). The first volume, Wool, has been translated in forty countries. He is also the author of Beacon 23, Sand, the Molly Fyde saga, and many other books, and is the editor, with John Joseph Adams, of the Apocalypse Triptych series of anthologies.