Winter World (The Long Winter Trilogy, #1) by A.G. Riddle

Winter World (The Long Winter Trilogy, #1)

* Longlisted for the 2019 Wilbur Smith Prize for best published novel. *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 the probes makes a shocking discovery: a mysterious object, drifting t...

Details Winter World (The Long Winter Trilogy, #1)

TitleWinter World (The Long Winter Trilogy, #1)
Release DateFeb 26th, 2019
PublisherLegion Books
GenreScience Fiction, Fiction, Thriller

Reviews Winter World (The Long Winter Trilogy, #1)

  • 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 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 le...
  • 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 occasionally a little confused during the moments of extreme action. There will be a book 2, I believe, but Winter World ends completely satisfactorily. 4-4.5 stars. Review to follow on For Winter Nights.
  • 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 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 more than a love interest following...
    Not an enjoyable read, and quite poorly written. I felt like I was forcing myself to finish the latter third of the book just so I could move on to reading something else as quickly as possible. I doubt any other book includes the word “drone” quite as many times as this one either. 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 ...
  • Andrew
    Even though I can’t understand how this book has such a high average rating, I have to acknowledge that and recognise that different books appeal to different readers.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.
  • 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 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...
  • 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 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.
  • Melissa (Mel’s Bookshelf)
    I really enjoyed this one. It has the making of a Hollywood blockbuster. I kept seeing the movie in my mind as I was listening to the audiobook!It follows two astronauts, Emma and James as they attempt to save the world and discover what is bringing about a new ice-age.Winter WorldI 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 grea...
  • 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, though, 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!Winte...
  • 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 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 ...
  • Landpomeranze
    [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". (view spoiler)[Which, as a creature from outer space selected an avatar who looke...
  • 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 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 A...
  • Jerry Mount
    I've really liked all of Mr. Riddle's other books, but this one fell short for me. The premise of the book was quite good, but the execution was a bit weak. The book is named The Long Winter, but the actual "winter apocalypse" and eradication of most of mankind is not well covered at all. It is used mostly for set up to a space combat story. Sort of a mash-up of the movies Armageddon, Independence Day, and the Day After Tomorrow. Most of the book...
  • Allison Rude
    I’ve never seen so many high school level similes and metaphors in one book.
  • Liz
    This is a really poor book. There is no depth to the plot, and no tension between the characters. Everyone is perfectly reasonable and of course very clever with the hero being a "genius". The "love" story is not credible, you get no sense of the 2 characters having joy in each other. The hero falls in love with her practically from her photo alone (yawn) which exudes a special "energy" (yawn yawn). Throughout the book in fact, the point of Emma ...
  • Kady Monroe
    I really enjoyed this audiobook, it was gripping and entertaining. When I started listening, I didn't know it was part one of two books. Unfortunately, at the time of writing this review, the second audiobook has not been released for sale, otherwise I would have instantly added it to my library. I can't wait to find out what happens to the world and the characters in the future.I felt both narrators did a fantastic job on both the text and produ...
  • Yoly
    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.
  • Adrian
    This book starts with an interesting concept – the world is cooling instead of warming.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 t...
  • Karen Brooks
    Having read and thoroughly enjoyed A.G. Riddle’s Pandemic series, I couldn’t wait to read his latest, Winter World. Not only do I love the visceral thrill of eschatological narratives and their exploration of geo-political machinations as well as emotional and psychological trauma and challenges of facing the end of the world as we know it and how people react, but the notion of the earth becoming a winter wasteland (and the reasons behind th...
  • Kenneth J
    An odd book. Sure it's sci-fi with an end of the world as we know it theme but.......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 on...
  • NoBeatenPath
    There was a lot in this book to like - the conceit of a dying world due to lack of sunlight, the way the alien opponent works, and I like how the background of the main protagonist James was revealed. It gave the reader credit for being intelligent enough to not need everything served up on a plate straight away to understand the character.But what really let this book down - the writing about the romantic relationship between the protagonists. F...
  • J.E. Hopkins
    Good ReadKept me engaged and made me want more. Only occasional issue is a tendency toward exposition. Can get in the way, but not enough to kill the phone.
  • Roger John Jones
    Interesting and engaging 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.
  • Taylor Jones
    This book started off great but about half way through it became a bit of a chore to finish. The parts in space were interesting despite the slow pace at times, however this felt realistic as space travel does take time. I liked the main characters and the character development however the relationship between the two main characters felt flat, and it was painfully obvious from very early on what it was that James did to go to prison. Overall it ...
  • Eric E
    Interesting enough premise, but it feels like a first draft that was rushed to publish. Characterizations are flat and the first third is a bevy of conveniences (ie, astronaut is trapped in space, NASA launches a rocket to rescue them immediately). Not sure how I feel about reading the upcoming sequel...Some unforgivable things, though: Kennedy Space Center is described as: "The complex has over seven hundred buildings spread across almost a hund...
  • Don Viecelli
    My Book Review Number 181: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 mos...
  • Candy | Evianrei
    Saw this book and was captured by the title and cover. Was hoping for something fantasy related, but it was sci-fi instead. Decided to give it a chance anyhow. This is my first A.G. Riddle book, and I found it a decent read. What I liked: I enjoyed the setup of the book. The world is freezing over, people aren't sure why, and it is getting dangerous. Everyone is relocating South to safer locations where glaciers aren't going to cover them complet...