The Martian: A Novel
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?
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SESchend - LibraryThing
Phenomenal. Just an incredible read all due to magnificent focus on characters rather than the nuts-and-bolts focus of hard-science fiction that usually turns me off from reading it. Do NOT wait for the movie this autumn. Read this book NOW. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MackintoshL - LibraryThing
Mark Watney is stranded on Mars, left behind on the last mission. Everyone thinks he's dead. He's not. Once he finally communicates with Earth, he discovers that his team won't be able to rescue him ... Read full review