**Andy Weir's second novel Artemis, a high concept thriller set on the moon, is out now**
A survival story for the 21st century and the international bestseller behind the major film from Ridley Scott starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain.
I’m stranded on Mars.
I have no way to communicate with Earth.
I’m in a Habitat designed to last 31 days.
If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I’ll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.
"The best book I've read in ages. Clear your schedule before you crack the seal. This story will take your breath away faster than a hull breech. Smart, funny, and white-knuckle intense, The Martian is everything you want from a novel."
About The Author
ANDY WEIR built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time.
He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail.
He lives in California.
Gripping story of a lone fight for survival
Maybe only fully to be appreciated if you are a bit of a tech nerd. But thrilling from the first to the last page, totally without monsters and aliens from outer space.
Love it!! If you dream about the space exploration and science you will love this book. Easy to read with fresh dialogs and links to the physics, chemistry and biology that will get us to Mars. Luring our inner explorer to the next frontier and making a dream almost touchable.
When I heard about this book I immediately wanted to read it, but not because I have ever been interested in space travel, but because it was merely a story of human survival on epic proportions. Weir created an interesting character that has attitude. Although no one can relate to being stranded on Mars, his reactions to isolation and imminent death are relatable; Mark fought instead of accepting defeat. I laughed more while reading this book than I should have, but Mark is a very funny character. Even during times where his future looked dismal, he had a witty comeback. Without Mark's character the book would have been a more scientific view of survival, and been geared to a much smaller audience.