The Martian: A Novel

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Crown, 2014 - Fiction - 369 pages
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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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Review: The Martian (The Martian #1)

User Review  - Kori (_livelaughread) - Goodreads

This was hilarious! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I often skimmed over the really technical stuff. Read full review

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User Review  - Sena - Goodreads

*4.5 stars* Okay so this may be one of my new favourite books of like ever. It was sarcastic and hilarious, but emotional and gripping and man I love Mark Watney as a character. This would be a full 5 ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

ANDY WEIR was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian is his first novel.

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