The Runner is set in Hugh Howey’s ‘Wooliverse’
“We all have a reason for being here, we’re just not sure what it is.”
Time is running out. As the Great Flood threatens to consume the silo, Ace and a team of divers are in a desperate battle to avert disaster. When a terrible accident destroys the person he cares about most, Ace has little left to live for.
After nearly succumbing to the silo’s flooded depths, he realizes that drastic measures must be taken in order to save their underground home. But those in charge deem his ideas too dangerous, his methods too forbidden, and he is shunned for his sin of toxic words.
When an opportunity for redemption presents itself, Ace has only one question: Why should he fight to save these people, if they aren’t willing to help themselves?
*Please note: This story contains plot elements found in Hugh Howey’s Wool Omnibus (Wool 1-5).
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Science fiction allows no boundaries. That being said, my story takes place in gigantic, buried silo–a very restricting space.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
I consider myself an aspiring writer. The best advice there is is just to keep writing, no matter what.
WJ Davies currently lives in Toronto, ON, and works for a software company.
“The Runner” is a 64 page novella set in Hugh Howey’s Wool universe. The story can be read as a stand-alone, but it is advised that you read Hugh Howey’s Wool Omnibus first to avoid potential spoilers.
His next project is Binary Cycle, a full length adventure Sci-fi, which is currently in editing state. ETA Spring 2013.
When he’s not writing, you can find Wes reading on his kindle, listening to lo-fi indie rock, and appealing to the hockey gods. #goleafsgo
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What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Hugh Howey’s world of Wool. His story is so enriching and the setting so dire. I couldn’t stop myself from writing a story within the Silo universe.