American author Hugh Howey’s Wool has captivated readers across the globe since the novelist first released it on Amazon, and was one of the most talked about books of 2012. It has drawn comparisons to the likes of The Road, The Passage and The Hunger Games, with Ridley Scott acquiring film rights earlier this year. To celebrate this book release, we’ve decided to offer our readership the opportunity to win one of THREE hardback copies of the science fiction novel, courtesy of Century Publishing. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. In the ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies.  To live, you must follow the rules. But some don’t. These are the dangerous ones; these are the people who dare to hope and dream, and who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple and deadly. They are given the very thing they profess to want: they are allowed outside.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE hardback copies of Hugh Howey’s Wool, just answer the following simple question:

Ridley Scott, who recently obtained the film rights to Wool, directed which of the following sci-fi movies last year?

John Carter

b) Looper
c) Prometheus

To enter, simply email your name, email address, subject (‘Wool’), answer and postal address to*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Hugh Howey’s Wool is available to purchase now in hardback, courtesy of Century Publishing. Join the conversation about Wool on Twitter with the hashtag #thisiswool. 

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 24 January, 2013.

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
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