The Martian: A Novel
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sproe - www.librarything.com
First book I've read in a while that I found so exciting I couldn't put it down, especially towards the end. I have to wonder how many people really found all the scientific detail in a novel as ... Read full review
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So lots of us love this book, because of how legibly and cleverly it combines hard science and enjoyably written fiction. I prefer the movie slightly -- it rounded off some of the edges, such as Mark ... Read full review