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Winter World

Tekijä: A. G. Riddle

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Sarjat: The Long Winter (1)

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Fiction. Science Fiction. Thriller. 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. * * * 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 au… (lisätietoja)
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 7) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
A sexist sci fi alt earth adventure. The book starts with the female commander of the international space station working a serious issue and at the end of the book she has become a 50s housewife as she runs into the hero's arms after he comes home from saving the world.

I loved the Atlantis gene series and his other books but this was no where near as good. It is missing some world building, there are too many characters, and the heroine turns into Molly maid, the finale was rushed And the big dramatic reveal was a let down.I

3 stars for unrealized story and because I like the author. ( )
  debbie13410 | Oct 22, 2022 |
I was frustrated with Books 1 and 2 because they left things unexplained. I was pleasantly surprised to find all of it explained in the last book. And boy what an explanation it is, a total brain twister that will hurt your brain.

I gave all 3 books 5 stars because I couldn't stop reading them. Mr Riddle found a way to keep me engaged throughout the entire series. He always found a way to end a chapter with a cliffhanger that made me want to keep reading to discover what happened, only to find another cliffhanger. Seems frustrating and I guess in a way it was, but in a good way. It kept me entertained throughout the entire series. ( )
  gsteinbacher | Dec 30, 2021 |
In the near future of Winter World Earth faces a climate crisis, but it's not global warming. In fact, it's just the opposite - a new and inexplicable ice age is upon us. Soon though, scientists have sent probes into space to take readings of solar radiation and they discover that a mysterious unnatural object is moving toward the sun and blocking it's light and energy from falling to Earth.

Thus begins the race to understand what the object is, who or what sent it here, and what humanity can do to end the "Long Winter" that has set in.

A.G. Riddle has had great success as a self-published author with a number of books under his belt, and with several of them optioned for TV or movies. As the action unfolded in Winter World I could easily imagine its adaptation as a TV series.

Riddle does a great job with character development and with the overall plot line. The science in the book is strong in some parts (the effects of prolonged weightlessness on the human body) and weak in others (would object(s) of size sufficient to block the sun and cause a new ice age really require us to send probes into space to detect them?). He also has a couple of big teasers that are only revealed at the end of the book, and for me both were kind of obvious and a bit of a let down.

Overall though the book is fun and entertaining, with likely appeal for lots of sci-fi fans. I rate Winter World Three Stars ⭐⭐⭐. ( )
  stevesbookstuff | Sep 23, 2021 |
A Book about Aliens and their attempt to kill humans... not too bad at parts, tedious at some points and a bit of a stretch as to how they sap the solar power.. ( )
  DanJlaf | May 13, 2021 |
Enjoyable. Nothing new tho.

The ending was kind of lackluster for my liking. ( )
  ilnsgr | Aug 9, 2020 |
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Fiction. Science Fiction. Thriller. 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. * * * 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 au

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