The first Wool story was released as a standalone short in July of 2011. The story of mankind clawing for survival became an enormous multi-novel sci-fi blockbuster. Hugh Howey’s Wool –Omnibus Edition (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, $19.95) collects the five Wool books into a single volume. “a picture of a society gone wrong through the eyes and discovery of some truly compelling characters." - Boing Boing Review. Howey spent 8 years working as a yacht captain before he turned to his childhood dream of becoming an author. He is also the author of the award-winning sci-fi Molly Fyde Saga.