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The Martian by Andy Weir
Sci-fi

The Martian

by Andy Weir

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    Fast read

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    Brainy

  • Illustrated icon, Icon_NowAMovie

    Now a movie

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    Underdog

Synopsis

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive'”and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills'”and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit'”he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

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Member ratings (3,574)

  • Amanda S.

    Cedar Grove, WI

    Absolutely amazing. Having already seen the movie I was concerned about reading it, but no reason to be. Just as gripping as other Andy Weir novels. Love the writing style and the humor ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Madison M.

    Houston, TX

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Andy Weir was somehow able to perfectly combine realistic science, emotional depth, and laugh out loud humor to create this masterpiece! If you liked the movie you’ll love the book.

  • Katie W.

    Denver, CO

    There’s a reason this book is considered one of the best modern science fiction novels. Poignant, exciting, and well worth your time. This book will make you feel every emotion! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Samantha L.

    Shrewsbury, MA

    So amazing ???? never thought I’d enjoy a book that was packed with math and science vocabulary but I couldn’t put it down. This one elicited real anxiety and tears at times. I loved it and wanted more!

  • Michelle G.

    New York, NY

    There was so much scientific jargon in this book, I didn’t think I’d even finish it. But the main character and storyline was sooo compelling. I wanted Watney to live! God this book was good. 5 stars!

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