BBC Interview with Hugh Howey, author of Wool

Hugh Howey is one of those self-published authors who have made it through sheer hard work and has managed to survive it all unscathed due to a level-headed attitude toward the ever-changing publishing industry. I like Hugh Howey.

In a recent BBC article Howey discusses his short story Wool and how it turned into a five-part series of novels. He then goes on to describe how it felt when the director Ridley Scott won the rights to turn his dystopian vision into a mainstream movie…perhaps, maybe, possibly. These ‘film rights’ don’t always bear fruit unfortunately, but here’s hoping.

Although the question ‘Science fiction is usually on its own bookshelf – do you see it going mainstream?’ did anger me a tad, Howey took the question with an even temperament and suggested that science fiction is in fact mainstream, it’s just not called as such when it becomes popular. I like Hugh Howey.

Dystopic is gearing up for a review of Wool in the future so watch this space. To purchase the book on Amazon click here.

Emily created Dystopic in July 2012 after requiring an outlet for her love of dystopian and apocalyptic fiction. Her debut novel 'These Unnatural Men' was published in 2018.

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