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Product Details

  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 17, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1490375910
  • ISBN-13: 978-1490375915
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A good book and a happy buyer.
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A great addition to the Wool multiverse, the book has a good story line and belivable characters.
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Read this book, I'll bet you can't put it down.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By book-in-hand on June 7, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Michael Bunker has written a great fanfic book sent in Hugh Howey's Woolverse. The Silo Archipelago is a three part work: Refuse, Resist, and Renew. The story follows a character, Leah, who works in the recycling area of the silo and is drawn into the world of Samizdat - an underground (literally) group in the silo who create their own paper ("unofficial" paper in the silo is forbidden) and write their own books, some of which are works from the outside that have been painstakingly copied and handwritten.

The story drew me in from the beginning, and Bunker does a good job of staying true to Howey's world. He also does a good job of layering the story with double meanings. I don't want to put any spoilers in here, but I found each of the three parts to be multi-layered in what they mean. And the whole concept of Samizdat is intriguing.

If you liked WOOL, then you owe it to yourself to read The Silo Archipelago.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Konvalin on June 12, 2013
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Often you can read books that speak of the future and they seem so far away and distant that they truly are fantasy. However in Michael Bunker's Silo Archipelago Series the future is closer than you think. This book compiles the three short works of this series (Refuse, Resist & Renew) that takes place in the Wool World of Hugh Howey. Michael Bunker has chosen one area to focus on, the writing of books (or should I say preserving of them), and shows how in the future what you read or write will be as controlled as the atmosphere you breath.

The series takes place in a silo, a self contained world, that is controlled and while we do not live in a silo today there are many similarities with the silo of the future. All too often when we read works such as this we look to what is coming but it would be good to look at what is here since it does not take a physical silo to control what one reads and writes since one can be erected by other means.

Also interesting in this work is the idea of simply writing be a revolutionary act but this also is nothing new. For much of history those in power have known that you need to control information to control the masses so again the future is closer than you think, it is here.

Read the Silo Archipelago Series with an eye not just to the future but the reality that surrounds you today.

By the way, you do not need to know anything of the Hugh Howey Wool series to get the most from this book as it really does stand on its own.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Caroline B. De Bruyn on June 18, 2013
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This great series is finally completed, much to the joy and satisfaction of Bunker's fans. THANK YOU!!!

I had never read Hugh Howey's Wool. But the silo did not need much explanation to understand what was happening to Leah, and her family and friends. Censorship of the written word is a well known and common concept in any tyrannical society. And within that oppressive state, we know that there will always be those men and women who will press forward anyway, knowing that liberty of thought and action is necessary for true survival. After all, life without hope and dreams.... is hardly life.

The whole series is an easy read, taking only an hour or two for each installment. But once you've finished you will find it bouncing around in your mind. What led to the Silo's strict and tyrannical censorship? How does it compare to our own lives? What would we do in their position?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Luellen Carr on June 9, 2013
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Michael Bunker has a 'beautiful mind' for interesting literature. Most of the books published today are restrictive in their scope of characters and story.

Not so with Michael. He has once again delivered a story that not only ties in with Hugh Howey's "WOOL" but can also stand alone.

While that is an admirable feat, Bunker is crafty in his delivery of not only the story but he weaves in factoids and truths about his agrarian 'off-grid' lifestyle. Presto! The book (as well as others he has written) become a sort of textbook for post-modern America.

Michael ties in the characters in 'real-world likely' situations and gives you guidance on how to handle them (not a bad idea to do further research on subjects that interest you).

All-in-all, there isn't a bad, boring, or disinteresting book in the entire Bunker universe. Every book he writes will surprise and satisfy you. Enjoy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kim Marie Mcallister on August 10, 2013
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The Silo Archipelago was my first foray into Silo life following the Wool/Shift series. What a fantastic novelette this is. Author Michael Bunker states that it was not designed to be "an exhaustive look at publishing, or even revolution, in the Silo." Well, he managed to write a concise, fast paced thriller that manages to take on *both* those subjects in a very effective fashion.

I don't usually highlight on my Kindle. With this book, I had to stop myself from highlighting the vast majority of it.

This is right up there with the original Wool/Shift series quality. If you read no other Silo fiction, you *must* read this.

And I would respectfully ask Mr. Bunker to write that exhaustive novel with the Silo Archipelago characters. I'm ready to pre-order it today!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lady Evanlee Troll on July 12, 2013
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Ideological freedom, in all its forms, has been illegal. Even in our country that espouses free speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and any of the freedoms we are *supposed* to have, well, look where the truth can be found, and you'll find just how far our freedom REALLY reaches. This book is about illegal ideological thoughts being passed through the Silo by brave people who make black market paper and copy books from the beginning, and books written by people living in the Silo. It is an excellent book, and does exactly what the author states in his forward. I do not give 5 stars unless a book is the book is the best I've read in a long time. That's why only 4 stars. It's worth the small amount of time to read.
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More About the Author

Michael Bunker is a USA Today Bestselling author, off-gridder, husband, and father of four children. He lives with his family in a "plain" community in Central Texas, where he reads and writes books...and occasionally tilts at windmills.

Michael is widely considered the "father" of the Amish/Scifi genre but that isn't all that he writes. He is the author of several popular and acclaimed works of dystopian sci-fi, including the Amazon top 20 bestselling Amish Sci-fi thriller the Pennsylvania Omnibus, the groundbreaking dystopian vision Hugh Howey called "a brilliant tale of extra-planetary colonization." He also has written the epic post-apocalyptic WICK series, The Silo Archipelago (set in Hugh Howey's World of WOOL,) as well as many nonfiction works, including the non-fiction Amazon overall top 30 bestseller Surviving Off Off-Grid. Michael was commissioned by Amazon.com through their Kindle Worlds and Kindle Serials programs to write the first ever commissioned novel set in the World of Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. That book is entitled Osage Two Diamonds, and it debuted on Dec. 17, 2013.

Michael has been featured on NPR, HuffPost Live, and Ozy.com and was recently interviewed in a Medium.com article that will give you more background and insight into his life and works... http://bit.ly/17YbE63.

On November 21st, 2014 Tales From Pennsylvania, a fanfic short story anthology featuring 10 top speculative fiction authors writing fanfic short stories in the world of Michael Bunker's Pennsylvania, was released in paperback and e-book format. More than twenty authors have been (or will be) writing fanfic in the world of MB's Pennsylvania.

Michael recently joined with hybrid bestselling author Nick Cole (author of The Wasteland Saga and Soda Pop Soldier,) Social Media whiz Rob Mclellan of Thirdscribe.com, and book marketing guru and coach Tim Grahl (author of Your First 1,000 Copies) to form a new company called Wonderment Media. Wonderment is launching a new apocalyptic world called Apocalypse Weird and is bringing on dozens of the best and brightest authors in speculative fiction to write books in the Apocalypse Weird world. Attempting something that has never been done before in digital publishing, AW launched with a free teaser novel on November 28th of 2014 (Nick Cole's - The Red King) and launched five full novels in the AW world on the same day - February 23rd, 2015. AW now publishes two new AW books every month! Michael Bunker and Nick Cole wrote the apocalyptic novel TEXOCALYPSE NOW as part of the Apocalypse Weird world.

Readers who subscribe to Michael's newsletter get free copies of his books, usually before they're published: http://michaelbunker.com/newsletter

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