Lyndon Perry‘s short story, “The Last Prayer (A Silo Story) (The Last Silo),” is fan fiction set in Hugh Howey’s Wool universe… and it’s really good! I didn’t know what to expect, having loved Wool 1, but Lyndon surprised me with an emotional tale that creates its own set of problems and resolutions. I don’t want to ruin anything, so I’ll just say that I recommend this story to any fan of Wool, and cheers to Lyndon for writing such a powerful tale. Like Wool 1, it sets up its own epic problems with characters you’ll care about. I’m very excited to see this take off so I can read more in this silo. As Lyndon says, it’s a different silo, so while he captures the feel of Hugh’s Wool, he is free to build on his own timeline and surprise you as he wills.
Editor’s note: “The Last Prayer” is currently free on kindle. Hugh just wrote a new blog post mentioning another new wooliverse fanfic, The Sky Used to be Blue: a Silo story (Karma)
by Patrice Fitzgerald.
A different silo, a different threat.
In the post-apocalypse, society continues in underground silos, kept safe from the toxic world above by a simple hatch door and a strict set of rules. For generations, an oligarchy of priests and politicians preserved their standing while the common workers lived in ignorance.
When a young girl starts speaking of heaven as if it were just outside, the rigid caste system begins to crack. Sides are quickly drawn. The only thing preventing a violent upheaval is an old priest’s confession and the child’s last prayer. But will such simple faith be enough to save them all?
I guess up next to read is Shear Terror (Wool Fanfiction) by David Adams, and The Runner (A Silo Story) by W.J. Davies. Then, maybe I should take a stab at my own. For the record, I don’t see this as cheating or anything like that. Hugh wants people to write in his universe, and if you can do it well, then more power to you.