The Martian

The Martian (Book 1)

Andy Weir
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A survival story for the 21st century and the international bestseller behind the major film from Ridley Scott, starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain.

I'm stranded on Mars.

I have no way to communicate with Earth.

I'm in a habitat designed to last 31 days.

If the oxygenator breaks down, I'll suffocate. If the water reclaimer breaks down, I'll die of thirst. If the hab breaches, I'll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I'll eventually run out of food and starve to death.

So yeah. I'm screwed.

'A saga of courage, ingenuity and humour... utterly convincing' STEPHEN BAXTER


For the record…I didn’t die on Sol 6. Certainly the rest of the crew thought I did, and I can’t blame them. Maybe there’ll be a day of national mourning for me, and my Wikipedia page will say, “Mark W...

About the Author:

Andy Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist…

Ratings (65):

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Loved It
mars, space travel

This is a book I'll be returning to again and again. The combination of his wit and the precision of the technical aspects sets this apart.

1 reader liked this
10/5/2022 6:08:05 PM
Loved It
never giving up

Inspiring story about surviving

A masterpiece of science fiction writing, and one of the most credible books I've ever read.

10/2/2022 10:27:09 PM
Loved It
great sense of humor

I enjoyed reading it from beginning to end. Very engrossing, entertaining, and suspenseful. It had all the makings of a blockbuster film

10/4/2022 5:44:42 AM

I wasn't sure how much I'd like this book since I'm not really a science person. Actually, after a long period of time, this is the finest book I have read.

10/1/2022 6:49:48 AM
Loved It

An astronaut is left behind on Mars, and he must figure out how to live in this cerebral and amusing science fiction.

10/2/2022 5:11:08 AM
Liked It
fast and fun

Amazing. I nearly didn't finish the book because of how dry it was at parts, but I was drawn in by the atmosphere.

1 reader liked this
10/5/2022 5:51:28 PM

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