This text accommodates spoilers for Silo season 1 and the primary two books of Hugh Howey’s Wool sequence.
The Apple TV+ sequence Silo has been a reasonably trustworthy adaptation up to now, with the primary season adapting the primary guide of Hugh Howey’s Wool sequence. Nevertheless, guide followers who had been hoping for all of Wool to be coated had been seemingly stunned to see the primary season finish with Juliette (Rebecca Ferguson) going exterior and discovering the existence of different silos, an occasion that happens within the third a part of Howey’s 5 half novel. It is a logical ending for the primary season of the TV sequence, because it ends with a significant reveal that disrupts what we knew about this world. But it surely additionally implies that guide readers might have to attend a bit of longer than anticipated for the sequence to dive into the occasions of the second guide Shift.
Within the final two components of Wool, Juliette manages to stroll to a close-by Silo, quantity 17 of fifty, and finds only some survivors – a person named Solo and a gaggle of orphaned kids. She learns that the Silos are related, and tries to get a message to Lukas and Walker again house. In the meantime, riot begins to interrupt out in Juliette’s former house – Silo 18 – so she insists on discovering her manner again, promising Solo and the youngsters that she’ll come again for them.
In Shift, nonetheless, Juliette doesn’t seem once more till the tip of the novel when she and Silo 1 administrator Donald make contact through radio. The guide serves primarily as a prequel, giving us background on how the Silos got here to be and the mysterious directors which can be tasked with holding order all through the system. One in every of these directors, Donald, is the first protagonist in Shift, dwelling lots of of years as a result of being cryogenically frozen when he isn’t wanted to run Silo 1. Shift additionally provides us backstory on Solo and what occurred to Silo 17.