"The world of Wool is ripe for exploration. I won’t be able to scratch the surface. When readers got in touch to ask about fan fiction, I not only gave my blessing, I insisted that they charge for the work. Even if it’s just a dollar. I know what it’s like to struggle as an artist…. I’m sure my lawyer is going to have a fit when he finds out. But I don’t care…. I’m making enough money."
— Wool’s Hugh Howey on allowing for-profit fan-fiction of his series
"I’ve finally worked out what’s gone wrong with my brilliant literary career. I need to smoke opium, swig absinthe and keep a pet bat."
— Jane Sullivan, Sydney Morning Herald