Winter World

Winter World

Title:Winter World
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:418 pages

A global ice age... pushes the human race to the brink of extinction.

In our darkest hour, an international consortium ventures into space, looking for answers.
Near Mars, they make a groundbreaking discovery.
Could it save us from the ice age?
Or is it the cause?
The race is on to find out--and to save humanity.

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From A.G. Riddle, the worldwide bestselling author of The Atlantis Gene and Departure , comes a new sci-fi thriller that will change the way you look at Earth’s place in the solar system forever.

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Each month, it grows colder. Snow falls in summer. Glaciers trample cities across North America, Europe, and Asia. The new ice age gripping the Earth shows no signs of stopping.

Chaos erupts. Around the world, people abandon their homes, fleeing the cold, flocking to regions where they can survive.

Nations prepare to go to war for the world’s last habitable zones.

NASA and other scientific organizations race to discover why the world is cooling. They send probes into the solar system to collect readings. Near Mars, one of the probes finds something no one expected: a mysterious object, drifting toward the sun. Could it be responsible for the new ice age? And if so, can we stop it? Or is the artifact merely an observer? Or neither? Could it be a relic from a long-extinct civilization? One thing is certain: investigating the artifact is humanity’s best hope of survival.

As the ice age claims more lives and the world slides into anarchy, an international consortium launches a mission into space to study the object and make contact. But the first contact mission doesn’t go as planned. What the crew discovers out there is beyond anyone’s imagination.

Two members of the first contact mission may hold the keys to humanity’s salvation.

Dr. Emma Matthews is the commander aboard the International Space Station. For months, she has watched the world below freeze and civilization unravel. The headlines tell only half of the story. The messages from her sister tell the rest, of a world witnessing mass migrations, fighting for survival, struggling to provide a future for their children. When a catastrophe strikes the ISS, Emma faces her own fight for survival.

Dr. James Sinclair is one of the greatest scientists alive. A mind before his time. Years ago, he invented something with the potential to change the world--an invention that would upset the balance of power in the world forever. Fearing that change, his enemies sent him to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. But with humanity’s future at stake, NASA asks him to join the first contact mission. His expertise is vital to the mission’s success--and to saving Emma. With the clock ticking down to humanity’s final days on Earth, James makes a decision that will change his life forever and may determine the fate of the entire human race.

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    Winter World Reviews

  • Mel

    I'm aware I'm odd woman out...I don't want to be! I want to be in the group of A.G. Riddle lovers!It's not Riddle, it's me, and that's obvious by the author's hordes of fans.My first A.G. Riddle so I ...

  • Christa Maurice

    Written like a screenplay, all talking heads with no chemistry between the characters. I'm not going to believe that the two main characters are falling in love just because the author tells me they a...

  • Kate

    I knew I'd love this and I did. A compelling apocalyptic tale, set half on a freezing Earth and the other half in space on the trail of mysterious alien artefacts. Perfect premise, although occasional...

  • Misty

    So, I’m a self-professed fan of post-apocalyptic lit, but I prefer it without zombies, monsters or “nerdy” elements that make me feel like an outsider. I was surprised, then, to find that I actu...

  • Rhys Lucia

    Very meh. It felt like an attempt to cross Enders Game with the Martian, but it fell flat. I honestly can't even remember anyone's names from the novel only a few weeks past reading it. The two main c...

  • Greg

    I tend to gravitate toward certain genres during certain seasons. Spring, for example, is a time of hope, and so it requires the hope-filled literature of science fiction. Finding good science fiction...

  • Roz

    2.5 stars?This was fine, but nothing more. I won't pick up the sequel....

  • Cheryl

    Sci fi thriller with a frozen Earth and invaders from SpaceJames Sinclair is a medical doctor and a bioengineer specializing in robotics. He is a one-of-a-kind genius who also happens to be in Federal...

  • Aristotle

    A smorgasbord of summer blockbuster movies. Independence Day, Armageddon, The Day After Tomorrow, Oblivion, with a splash of Star Trek Borg. Not for the hardcore sci fi fans. The plot took to long to...

  • Michael Paul

    Dual first person telling not showing.5 stars for imagination.1 star for style.Reads like a high school kid wrote it. There are two protagonists and the writing annoyingly shifts between their first p...