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

Jason Gurley
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)

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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

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"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: 1757 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Kindle Worlds (July 13, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DUFEUQW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,726 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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33 of 35 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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16 of 16 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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26 of 30 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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13 of 14 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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7 of 7 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What an impact! December 22, 2013
By Kevin
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was an incredible read and anyone that hasn’t read any fan-fiction from the Woolverse (created by Hugh Howey) is doing themselves a disservice by not reading this as it explores the role of religion to keep to keep its inhabitants in check. For the record, I’m late to the party in reading the fan fiction that Mr. Howey has created but better late than never!

That said, Greatfall explores the role of religion to keep the people of their silo in order. By religion, I’m talking about the form of god fearing evangelism and it does it brilliantly. Unlike the other silos that use a “mayor” and “sheriff” to keep its inhabitants in check, the idea to use two deities as good and evil is what’s used for Silo 23.The explanation to get the people to believe in an omnipotent being that can be malevolent at times is credible.

The writing and characterizations were solid. Based off the predicament and circumstances of Greatfall, you can’t help but grow attached to the protagonists and want them to achieve their goals given the plot. But that antagonist!

The antagonist, Matthew, was, to put it bluntly, a big dick. There are plenty of characters that we’ve read in novels and know that are “bad”. “Ok, character X is bad. Got it,” and from there, you may just go with the flow without a reaction to his/her actions. It takes great skill to create a character that the reader can love to hate and I think Mr. Gurley nailed it with Matthew. I can recall on several occasions where I’ve read something he’s done to another character and I’ll think, “Matthew is such an ass. I hope he gets a good offing in the end.” In fact, he pissed me off so much that I had to call him a dick on Facebook. Of course, what happens to him in the end, is for you, the reader, to find out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatfall=great work
I didn't know there was available more stories set in the Silo world. Greatfall was a terrific addition to the world of Wool. Read more
Published 18 hours ago by Rebecca
5.0 out of 5 stars Gurley's Done It Again!
Great. No, I mean it. GREAT! Gurley's fan fiction is as close to perfect as one can get without hanging out on High Howey's front porch, begging for more Silo fiction.
Published 5 days ago by EA Griffith
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous read!
What a fabulous book based on the silo theory! Jason Gurley makes you feel like you are right there on the stair steps with the characters! I loved the momentum of this book. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Anne
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo
Jason Gurley has done it! He's written a silo novel that's every bit as engrossing as the original. The silos are universes...each one. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Peter S. Balkan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fanfic!
Great fanfic!! Much darker than Wool, Gurley takes the source material and puts his own unique stamp on it. Read more
Published 22 days ago by J Kopecky
5.0 out of 5 stars The even more evil side of the Silo
Another great addition to the Silo Saga. I guess I should have realized how creepy this would be when I saw someone had described Mr. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Angela Lawson
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved the original Silo books so much
I loved the original Silo books so much. I resisted reading any of the fan fiction thinking they would be cheap knockoffs. I was WRONG! Read more
Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book
Published 26 days ago by E. Bruinooge
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it. Great add to the Silo universe.
This is the very first fan fic book I've read. It was a great spin-off of the original Wool universe & very plausible premise. Read more
Published 1 month ago by T. Phillips
3.0 out of 5 stars While it was well written, this book was just ...
While it was well written, this book was just too repetitive on the theme we already have seen throughout the silo saga - a silo that is going offline by some internal struggle. Read more
Published 1 month ago by HDelta
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Jason Gurley is the author of The Man Who Ended the World, Eleanor and the bestselling novel Greatfall, among other books and short stories. His work has appeared in a number of anthologies, including John Joseph Adams's forthcoming Help Fund My Robot Army!!! He lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest.

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