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Silo Saga: Greatfall: The Complete Silo Novel (Kindle Worlds) [Kindle Edition]

Jason Gurley
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $3.99

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Book Description

"Jason Gurley will be a household name one day." – Hugh Howey

Greatfall: The Complete Silo Novel is a dark new story set in the world of Wool, Hugh Howey's post-apocalyptic vision of humanity and its struggle to survive. (This is the collected, complete story, including the individually-published Parts 1-3.)

What happens when a silo goes dark? Maya has been sent to Silo 23 to investigate. Disconnected from the grid, the silo appears to be dead, rotted from the inside. But what Maya finds is a silo that is anything but deceased.

Shut off from the outside world and other silos, Silo 23 has evolved into something unexpected, and something more horrifying than Maya could have anticipated.

Editorial Reviews


"Jason Gurley will be a household name one day."
Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of Wool and Sand

"An amazing talent... brings the human side to science fiction."
Matthew Mather, bestselling author of CyberStorm and The Atopia Chronicles

"A gorgeous study of the most beautiful, aching facets of humanity... an emotional tour de force."
Kate Danley, USA Today bestselling author of The Woodcutter and Queen Mab

"A glimpse into a beautiful mind... gripping and surreal. Jason Gurley creates worlds I deeply want to explore."
Michael Bunker, author of Pennsylvania and Wick

"Powerful, profound and personal... will leave you breathless."
Ernie Lindsey, USA Today bestselling author of Sara's Game

"Engrossing, consuming... put this down at your peril."
Peter Cawdron, author of Feedback and Xenophobia

"Proof that science fiction can be as emotionally evocative as the finest literary writing."
William Hertling, author of Avogadro Corp: The Singularity is Closer Than it Appears

"A marvel of storytelling. Gurley's works have the precision of memoir, finding that delicate balance between the fantastic and the poignant. Suffused with a haunting clarity, these stories occupy that rarefied space between science fiction and literature. Bravo!"
Samuel Peralta, award-winning author of How More Beautiful You Are

Product Details

  • File Size: 1619 KB
  • Print Length: 311 pages
  • Publisher: Kindle Worlds (July 13, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,913 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Silo fan-fiction I've read June 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I read the series in the individual installments, but thought it would be worthwhile to post a review here as well. If you haven't read any of Greatfall yet, you might as well save yourself the time and buy the omnibus. This is the most mature and unique fan-fiction entry into the Wool universe that I've read. I've stated this in other reviews, but I'll state it here again: this series is very different from the others mainly because Gurley turns it into his own work. He's not merely riffing on the source material, he's creating a micro-universe which is rich with character. Even if you've never read Howey's original, you could still pick this up and not feel lost; it's that cohesive. I won't go into to much length here as I've written reviews for each of the single volumes. So if you're curious about more of my thoughts, feel free to check them out.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome addition to the Wool universe July 30, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Ever since reading Hugh Howey's "Wool" and "Shift," I have been devouring fan fiction set in the Wool universe. "Greatfall" might be the best Silo fanfic I have read so far. The bizzaro world that Gurley creates in Silo 23 is fantastic. The insanity of the silo and of Greatfall casts a new light on the events of Howey's original novel. The characters are complex and I found myself feeling for even the most vile characters by the end of the book. If you enjoyed Howey's books, you've got to check this out.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
By Anna
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was good read especially if you are a fan of the Wool and Shift Silo series, but it has few plot holes and inconsistencies with the original story line which bugged me. For example, why was the main character leaving silo one to go check out a Silo that went dark? What was going on in Silo one that they would have sent someone out. Also, she is a girl and there are no women awake in Silo one. The other inconsistency that bugged me were the elevators and lifts that magically are in this silo - they specifically designed all the silos without any kind of elevators or lifts - hence the giant stairway and the porter profession. Essentially I enjoyed reading this story, but couldn't completely focus on the good story without getting annoyed with the small inconsistencies.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be prepared for a ride in the depth of Silo 23 June 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read the three parts of this novel separately in the last months.
What amazed me most was the ability of the author to use the Wool's universe, created by Hugh Howey, to narrate his own story, allow me to say, maybe a bit overenthusiastically, even better than the original.
I'll surely read more from this author in the near future.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Chris F
Format:Kindle Edition
Using the world of Wool as a backdrop, this story takes what you know about Howey's world and explores faith and its role in the Silo, an enclosed and tightly controlled environment. It's who is doing the controlling and for what purpose is what makes this story so compelling.

As I read this story, the most central question I kept asking was "what in the WORLD is going on here?" This question kept me riveted, turning the pages eagerly in search of answers. The author unfurls the story about what has transpired here, using the viewpoints of key characters to explore the environment he creates in and around Silo 23.

We have Issac, the teenage Seeker traveling up the central staircase on a journey to judgment. When he learns of his judgment, Issac becomes daunted by (and haunted by) the responsibilities of his new role. Can he manage his new role or will he become overwhelmed by it?

We also have the leader of the One True faith, The Wise Father, an elderly Pope-like figure who is representative of something far more sinister lurking within the religion that controls all of their lives. It is through him we see the One True's will being carried out, sometimes in the form of Greatfall. We quickly learn what Greatfall is, its place in the silo and its connection to the belief system. As figurehead of the One True, what will happen to him once he learns the truth behind his faith?

Finally, we have Maya, sent from Silo 1, to find out why Silo 23 went dark and what happened to cause it. Hers is the story of an outsider looking in, a threat to the very way of life perpetuated in this silo's history for generations. In the process of accomplishing her mission, she is captured and tortured by her captors.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Great June 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Greatfall is a welcome addition to the Wooliverse. Addition is the true sense of the word: Jason Gurley didn't TAKE Hugh Howey's creation (actually the original author gave him his blessing), he actually EXPANDED it, EXPLORED it in a new, different, original direction.

The writing is well-polished, the plot intricate and suspenseful. What's more to ask? Well, on top of that, Greatfall is the kind of work that goes beyond a simple succession of dramatic events: there's true meaning here, a real message, linked with religion and the threat of blind faith.

I've read each of the three parts the day they came out. It's always great to unexpectedly find a new, talented author like Jason Gurley, and it's always a little sad to come to the end of a story, because you wish it could go on and on. Yet, I like it when a creator says beforehand that there will be three parts and he sticks to his word, even if sales are going great (and I believe they are).

Now, I have no other choice but to go and try Mr. Gurley's other series: the Movement Trilogy. Life can be so hard, sometimes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A dark read with lots of tension.
Wow. It's really quite incredible that there is a silo hijacked by a madman. A madman who takes another madmean's vision for the world of the silos and makes it much much worse. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Elizabeth A. Everson
5.0 out of 5 stars really great silo action
I loved this- Gurley does such great creative work to twist the familiar world of the silos into something intriguing and matryoshka-doll-ish all over again. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Michael Grist
4.0 out of 5 stars Good character development
On a devastaed earth underground silos hold the only living humans. A complex society turns into a religious dictatorship in one of them. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good addition to the WOOL world!
I found this a worthy addition to the world of WOOL. I liked the overall idea the book presented. It is also written very well, doesn't come across as clumsy or amateurish. Read more
Published 11 days ago by TekMiL
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read despite few inconsistencies
First what was bad: elevators, counting floors (35 above IT? 33 below?), Maya saying so often "God", "Jesus" etc. And how come they had a woman in silo 1? Read more
Published 14 days ago by Gregor
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read for Silo fans
The silo having an elevator and lift is kind of head-scratching, but if you can get beyond that, it is an enjoyable read
Published 16 days ago by Dodger Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book!
Amazing book! Jason Gurley excellently adapts his own silo story to the world of Hugh Howey, what a tale it is! This is a must read for any Silo fans!
Published 19 days ago by Joshua Rotbert
5.0 out of 5 stars True to the Silo World
This book is well written and in the best spirit of Hugh Howley's Silo world. Quickly engaging and hard to put down.
Published 21 days ago by cro0916
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Silo Story - Author channeled his inner Hugh Howey
This book is very well written, with good character development and a comprehensive story line. It provides an entirely plausible addition to the potential outcomes of a... Read more
Published 21 days ago by John
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun post-apoc read
It is a fun read with an interesting world-view (of huge bunkers full of people surviving), but the story is IMHO a bit too simplistic (and so are the characters). Read more
Published 27 days ago by Dr Anton Chuvakin
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Jason Gurley is the bestselling author of Greatfall, among other novels and short stories. By day he's a designer, and by night he writes and designs book covers. He lives with his family in Oregon, where he is currently writing a novel about a girl named Eleanor. He loves meeting readers, and often gives them free books via his newsletter:


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