A new ice age... and a shocking discovery... will change humanity forever.
In the near future, an ice age pushes the human race to the edge of extinction.
Scientists search for the cause--and any hope of stopping the Long Winter. They send probes into the solar system to take readings. Near Mars, one of ...more
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Additionally, it is VERY detailed in minutia regarding NASA and space travel. So much that is detracts from the story of saving planet earth and gets quite annoying.
I suppose he leaps tall buildings and travels faster than a ...more
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 ...more
The problem for me is not the genre.
But if you are analytical by nature and enjoy the logical puzzles posed by mystery and detective books, you will find Winter World so full of holes that the biggest challenge will be to finish the book.
The book is presented through two main characters, a Male know it all with apparently no flaws, and a female astronaut. I agree with many of the other reviews on here, the female lead turned from a strong interesting ...more
It follows two astronauts, Emma and James as they attempt to save the world and discover what is bringing about a new ice-age.
I thought it was great, lots of action, adventure, and romance… Ok so I didn’t like the romance so much. I thought it was extremely corny. But overall it was a great book!
It was non-stop something happening. I enjoyed ...more
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. Their voices are very similar. The grammar is mostly okay, but the style is atrocious. There are many four word sentences and the dialogue lacks nuance and depth. Perhaps Riddle’s worst work.
Winter World is good science fiction. I raced through ...more
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 unravel, the characters lacked a soul, and the romance was awkward. This was a fast paced easy read. Because of that i gave it a reluctant 4 stars.
Downloading mankind's consciousness to the intergalactic cloud. Hmmm.
How could you not know Oscar was Star Trek's Data? 3 1/2 stars.
Update July 31
James 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 prison for the rest of his life.
Emma Matthews is a geneticist and a crew commander of the International Space Station.
Both become valuable contributors on a dangerous mission to find out what's blocking the Sun and throwing Earth into the next Ice Age.
I was surprised by this book. I guess I didn't ...more
I felt both narrators did a fantastic job on both the text and production.
Well worth a listen.
Ok, so I don’t really get nitpicky about books and try to enjoy them for what they are – merely entertainment. But there was just something about this one that bothered me. I can’t really put a finger on it and maybe I didn’t fully understand things but there were too many holes and seemingly-missing-storylines. For one, the relationship between the two main characters was weird, rushed, and just convenient. A ...more
My biggest issue is that time and space appear to be irrelevant. Events seem occur out of the blue. Travel across earth happens in the blink of an eye. Engineering developments are "pulled out of hat" and always work.
AS some other reviewers have noted, the pace of the book seems to be that of a screenplay or even a diary. It's written from a POV perspective of only two characters which is a little disconcerting ...more
Many of these issues are connected. The book tries to have a lot of technical information, especially when it talked about drones, but it often falls short. "The Martian" showed how technical ...more
This review is on Winter World (The Long Winter Trilogy Book 1) by A.G. Riddle. This is the fifth book I have read by this author. It is a Sci-Fi Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic Suspense Thriller set in the near future where the sun has lost its ability to warm the earth for unknown reasons.
The story opens with one of the main characters, Emma, in space observing a dying world that is freezing over. Glaciers have covered most of the northern hemisphere and are quickly ...more
Having 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 mysterious ice age like phenomenon which threatens all of mankind. It's good fun too, written from the dual perspectives of the two lead characters, a sassy astronaut commander, Dr Emma Matthews and a brilliant and enigmatic scientist of robotics, Dr James SInclair. This dual POV format worked very ...more
I enjoyed this. Three stars is my normal response for a fun but not unique book. I was, as I always am, put off by pages of boring relationship blather. Also that in a dying world one would use the Citadel for the weakest. I guess the author doesn't believe in triage.
His debut novel, The Atlantis Gene, is the first book in The Origin Mystery, the trilogy that has sold a million copies in the US, is being translated into 19 languages, and is in development at CBS Films to be a major motion picture. The trilogy will be in bookstores (in hardcover ...more