Shift: Book Two of the Silo Series (Paperback)
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In this second volume in the New York Times best-selling Silo series, Hugh Howey describes the catastrophic events that led to the creation of the silo— and the beginning of the end
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. The technology has an almost limitless capacity for good—but in the wrong hands, it could have an equally boundless capacity for evil.
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. With this godlike power at their fingertips, can humanity be trusted to create a new—and better—world? Or is it doomed to bring about its own destruction?
HUGH HOWEY is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Silo Series: Wool, Shift, and Dust; Beacon 23, Sand, Half Way Home, and Machine Learning. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Adapted from his bestselling sci-fi trilogy, Silo is now streaming on Apple TV+ with an adaptation of Beacon 23 due in 2023. Howey lives in New York with his wife, Shay.
“Sci-fi’s Underground Hit.” — Wall Street Journal
“The anxiety, claustrophobia and lethargy [Howey] conjures are heartfelt.” — The Guardian