Winter World

Winter World

The Martian meets Interstellar in the new sci-fi thriller from A.G. Riddle, the worldwide bestselling author with over FOUR MILLION COPIES SOLD and translations in two dozen languages.

A new ice age on Earth.

A mysterious object in space.

And a desperate mission to save humanity from extinction.

Each month, Earth grows colder. Snow falls in summer. Glaciers trample cities across North America, Europe, and Asia.

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

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

NASA and other scientific organizations search for answers. Why is the world cooling when they expected it to grow warmer? They send probes into the solar system to collect readings. Out there, in the dark expanse of space, they find 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 object 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.

Title:Winter World
Edition Language:English

    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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)

    First of a Two book Series Winter World tells a good story. The plot is simple. The Earth is cooling at a fast rate and no one know why. Enter our two main characters. One is the only survivor of the ...

  • Simon

    Solid Opening GambitHaving meant to try one of Riddle's books for some time I finally took the plunge with Winter's World, first of a two-book series set in a future where the Earth is dying during a ...

  • Terry

    Read it!First, the fact that Mr. Riddle wrote this whole his beloved mother fought for her life is evident, once you know the real life back story. There were so many references to accepting the bodie...

  • Ryan Monson

    I really enjoyed reading this book. I liked both of the POV characters, the character development, the overall plot, and most of the action sequences. The book is a solid 5, but to earn a 5 from me th...

  • Laura

    I’ll admit, the reason I decided to try my first A.G. Riddle book (The Atlantis Gene) was because I was born in the RDU area and wanted to back up a fellow North Carolinian. However, the reason I re...

  • Ryan H

    This audiobook was witty, smart and very very techie. It had me hook line and sinker right from the get go. It is a combination between outerspace and back on earth. Riddle gives us characters that yo...

  • Angela

    This is the first book I've read by this author. I've seen the recommendations around for the authors other books but for whatever reason have ignored them in the past. I've been stuck in a reading ru...