Winter World (The Long Winter #1)

Winter World (The Long Winter #1) 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 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 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 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 Praise For A.G Riddle Reads Like A Superior Collaboration Between Dan Brown And Michael Crichton The Guardian On Pandemic I Finished The Book Fast Because I Just Couldn T Wait WIRED GeekDad On Departure Riddle Keep S The Focus On His Characters Rather Than The Technological Marvels Publisher S Weekly On Departure Well Constructed And Tightly Wound As A Fine Swiss Watch DEPARTURE Has Non Stop Action, An Engaging Plot And, Of Course, Wheels Within Wheels Diana Gabaldon, Bestselling Author Of Outlander I m aware I m odd woman outI 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 have no connection to Riddle, no fond memories of previous books, and am out of my lane As many sci fi movies that I watch, one would think I d like sci fi books, but not so I ve read several sci fi novels this year that were all highly recommended, award winners, but nothing notable I usually suffer through them with high hopes that deflate the closer I get to the ending of each contender Why I didn t care for this It didn t snag me it didn t spark anything, and I thought the ho hum sexual tension was a routine attempt at probable conflict I m willing to sacrifice the literary vein, as far as stellar writing goes npi , but the exchange should be for an exciting, captivating, hold on to your butts plot with characters memorable beyond 10 seconds after you close the book I want my mainstream fiction to instantly hook me with the story being equally driven by inventive plot and promising characters I do think the plot will eventually show potential because it seems to hint at something th
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 are The male MC is a total Mary Sue too He received his doctorate in biochem on the same day as he got one in medicine He can analyze people better than a psychiatrist His only flaw is that he thinks people are better than they are.I suppose he
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 occasionally a little confused during the moments of extreme action There will be a book 2, I believe
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 actually LOVED this book, in spite of the sometimes lengthy intellectual passages that explicated aspects of astronomy and space travel What impressed me most was the character development Author A.G Riddle has breathed life into a variety of personas, each unique, interesting and, most importantly, believable Additionally, I was completely engaged, from page one through the edge of your seat conclusion so much so, in fact, that I hated to turn the final page I was, however, thrilled to discover that there s a sequel in the works When perusing other reviews, I noticed that there s some criticism about the validity of some of the fact
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 characters are a male who is a super genius, and ends up being a great leader, statistician, public speaker, and overall a Mary Sue coupled with a female who is an astronaut and crew leader but ends up being nothing than a love interest following the male around How great it could have been if he had been kept the awkward nervous genius and she the decisive strategic leader Their chemistry could have grown from their mutual strengths inste
2.5 stars This was fine, but nothing I won t pick up the sequel. 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 person narrative Th
This book was very entertaining From the first page, it s impossible to put down The author knows how to finish a chapter because you always need to know what happens on the next one. 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, however, isn t easy That s because good science fiction builds believable worlds and creates characters we care about while also blowing our minds with science and technology that s almost indistinguishable from magic Talk about a tall order Winter World is good science fiction I raced through it on my Kindle, and the second I crossed the finish line I was met with the option to pre order the sequel, which I did Here s the thing, though I nev
Audiobook Another one of those books that start out quite promising and end in a big fat disappointment I was looking forward to a SciFi novel but what I got was some mushy lovestory in space Definitely NOT what I d been expecting The last few chapters were almost painful to read or listen to Especially when Emma and James started talking to the harvester Which, as a creature from outer space selected an avatar who looked a