by Andy Weir

Quick take

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 ...

Member thoughts

43% Love
42% Like
13% Dislike
  • Kitty P.

    greenport, NY


  • Gillian M.

    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."

  • Anna K.

    Brooklyn, NY

    "Andy Weir nailed it out of the park with his female protagonist. Such a fun and quick read!"

  • Breanne S.

    Douglassville, PA

    "My favorite BOTM selection to date. Fast paced, loved the main character and didn't want it to end."

  • Sarah D.

    Boston, MA

    "What a quirky, weird, and sooo so fun book"

  • Eryn S.

    Malvern, PA

    "This was a clever story, fast-paced and fun. I loved the main character and whipped through this in a few days! Loved it!"

  • Kat L.

    Denver, CO

    "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. "

  • Meaghan B.

    Pontiac, MI

    "Love the strong, flawed, main female character! Funny moments mixed with thrills! This WILL be a movie someday!"

  • Megan A.

    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."

  • Jessy C.

    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."

  • Lauren B.

    Shoreline, WA

    "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. "