The Shift Omnibus

The Shift Omnibus

Book - 2013
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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 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.This is the sequel to the New York Times bestselling WOOL series.
Publisher: San Bernadino, CA : CreateSpace, 2013.
ISBN: 9781481983556
Characteristics: 603 pages ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Shift


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Mar 02, 2020

Not knowing it was part of a trilogy, I read this one first. I think I preferred reading Shift, then Wool, then Silo - it made for a more puzzling story but not so much that I was lost, instead I was left wanting and got answers later.

Jan 17, 2020

This 2nd book in the Silo trilogy concerns the creation of the silos and what events drove thousands of people underground. It did answer many questions raised in the first book Wool and, by the end of Shift, presented more questions to increase my interest in the forthcoming 3rd book, Dust. Howey's presentation of subterranean generation silos is very detailed and immersive. The themes of shifting power and control and the motivations of those who find themselves, intentionally or not, in control or rebelling against control help drive the narrative and our interest.

Jan 10, 2020

You should read this one before going on to the final book of the trilogy. It unfolds the beginnings of the silo idea and carries forward to the present and the story of Jimmie (Solo). I couldn't put it down.

Dec 17, 2016

The 2nd part of the Silo series, which is both a sequel and prequel. This book puts the story of the first and third books into context, explaining how things get how they are...and how things are worst than you thought.

Dec 13, 2016

Excellent follow up to Wool. Explains how the silos came about and the people behind them. Really looking forward to the next in the trilogy!

Nov 15, 2016

Like some of the other reviewers I struggled with whether I wanted to have the secrets of the silos dispelled or not. However, I finally read it and flew through the 600pgs. The way that this story wove through the timeline was excellent and it was a solid addition to Shift.
A must read for any fans of dystopian fiction.

Jun 29, 2016

I did not even want to read this one but had find out how everyone left on the planet ended up in giant silo's. And I certainly did not want to actually enjoy one of my trite, vacuous dystopian indulgences, especially now since half the day I spend weeping while reading Gloria Steinem's new piece. However I could not put Shift down and it actually helped me respect Silo Omnibus a little more. I feel now that Silo was meant to be so desperately dark and boring to help the reader truly understand what it would feel like to live out your entire life in a dank silo. That once again a nano singularity played a part in the apocalypse only added to my guilty pleasure and LMOE fantasy.

goldbrick Nov 16, 2015

Fastest I ever went through 600 pages. Great follow up. Looking forward to the third book in the series. Dust I believe it's titled.

Jul 14, 2015

I was keen to get into this straight away after finishing book1; WOOL.
It's a decent continuation of the story but without the punch & rawness of the first instalment. Inclusion of some new characters seems somewhat amiss somehow & didn't strike this reader with much substance.
See you in book3 Hugh Howey!
This book took care of #ReadATrilogy (book2) for my #2015ReadingChallenge

Jun 18, 2015

Prequel to the author's novel Wool. the characterizations are well done, the narrative is solid and the pace steady. Worth reading if your are interested.

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