Common sci-fi mistake,
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This review is from: Shift: (Wool Trilogy 2) (Kindle Edition)
Wool was a good sci-fi book, using the classic sci-fi technique of asking "what if?" to imagine a world for its characters, and seeing how their story plays out in it. Howey makes the same mistake as many authors in seeking to expand on the world he imagined... asking "why?". This story which tries to explain the origins of the world in which Wool's characters exist fails because, simply, it isn't plausible. The route Howey plots from our present world (roughly) to the future world of Wool asks us to suspend our doubt and disbelief too many times.
The third part of the trilogy, DUST, is a step back into the right direction, but still not nearly as compelling as the first.