If capers and spacesuits are your type of thing, I would buckle up and hop on this celestial rocket of a story.
Why I love it
Many people loved The Martian, a story of a lone astronaut’s survival on Mars, written with enough scientific explanation to render it thoroughly believable. Now Andy Weir is back with Artemis, a high-octane caper which takes place much closer to home '“ our own moon. (Note, a trip to the moon is 'œonly' 238k miles, vs. 54 million miles to Mars.)
This time, Weir has conjured a fully function...
The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller'”a heist story set on the moon.
Jazz Bashara is a criminal.
Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts ...
Peachtree Corners, GA
"Weir creates incredibly real worlds that are easy to believe in with his attention to detail. Add in a classic caper and a snarky heroine and this book is a great escape read."
"Andy Weir nailed it out of the park with his female protagonist. Such a fun and quick read!"
"My favorite BOTM selection to date. Fast paced, loved the main character and didn't want it to end."
"What a quirky, weird, and sooo so fun book"
"This was a clever story, fast-paced and fun. I loved the main character and whipped through this in a few days! Loved it!"
"Besides some disconnect with Jazz, this was an energizing read. I appreciated the complex layers to the Artemis society and world created by Weir. I've looked at the moon differently ever since. "
"Love the strong, flawed, main female character! Funny moments mixed with thrills! This WILL be a movie someday!"
Kansas City, MO
"Love the thought put into the science on this one: why have I never seen a sic fi show / movie that takes different planets’ gravity into account? Fun adventure."
Washington , DC
"If you liked The Martian, you'll love Artemis. Full of great story, fast-paced, well-written, and science! Very, very fun read."
"The main character has such a unique and ultimately endearing voice that you cannot help but to root for her and her nefarious endeavors! Fast and exciting read. "