A new ice age… and a shocking discovery…
will change humanity forever.
* Longlisted for the Wilbur Smith Award for best published novel. *
In the near future, a new ice age has begun.
Humanity stands on the brink of extinction.
Desperate for answers, scientists send probes into the solar system to take readings. Near Mars, a probe spots a mysterious object drifting toward the Sun. Is it the cause of the ice age? Or could it be humanityâ€™s only hope of survival?
With time running out, NASA launches a mission to make contact. But the object isnâ€™t what anyone thought. In the dark of space, alone, the team makes a discovery that will change the course of human historyâ€”and possibly end it.
From A.G. Riddle, the Amazon Charts andÂ Wall Street JournalÂ bestselling author with overÂ FOUR MILLIONÂ copies sold worldwide, comes a groundbreaking sci-fi thriller that will forever change the way you look at our planet and humanityâ€™s future.
Filled with real science and shocking plot turns,Â Winter WorldÂ is the type of thriller that will keep you up late turning the pages until the final, mind-blowing plot twist at the endâ€”a reveal youâ€™ll never see coming.
Praise for A.G. Riddle
â€ś…reads like a superior collaboration between Dan Brown and Michael Crichton.â€ť
â€”The GuardianÂ onÂ Pandemic
â€śI finished the book fast because I just couldnâ€™t wait…â€ť
â€”WIREDÂ GeekDad onÂ Departure
â€śThis is apocalyptic sci-fi at its best.â€ť
â€”Daily Mail onÂ The Solar War
An Extended Look atÂ Winter World
Each month, Earth grows colder.
Snow falls in summer. Glaciers trample cities across North America, Europe, and Asia. The new ice age shows no signs of stopping.
Around the world, people abandon their homes and flock to regions where they can survive. Nations prepare to go to war for the worldâ€™s last habitable zones.
Scientists search the cause of the new ice age. They send probes into the solar system to collect readings. Near Mars, a probe finds a mysterious object, drifting toward the Sun. Is it responsible for the new ice age? Or is it merely an observer? Or neither? Could it be a relic from a long-extinct civilization? One thing is certain: investigating the object is humanityâ€™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 make contact. But the first contact mission doesnâ€™t go as planned. What the crew discovers out there is beyond anyoneâ€™s imagination.
Two members of the first contact mission may hold the keys to humanityâ€™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 worldâ€”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 didnâ€™t commit. But with humanityâ€™s future at stake, NASA asks him to join the first contact mission. His expertise is vital to the missionâ€™s successâ€”and to saving Emma. With the clock ticking down to humanityâ€™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.